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Definition of Elect


  1. Chosen; taken by preference from among two or more.
  2. Chosen as the object of mercy or divine favor; set apart to eternal life.
  3. Chosen to an office, but not yet actually inducted into it; as, bishop elect; governor or mayor elect.
  4. One chosen or set apart.
  5. Those who are chosen for salvation.
  6. To pick out; to select; to choose.
  7. To select or take for an office; to select by vote; as, to elect a representative, a president, or a governor.
  8. To designate, choose, or select, as an object of mercy or favor.

Elect Quotations

We're not going to have the America that we want until we elect leaders who are going to tell the truth - not most days, but every day.
Ann Richards

Let us not deceive ourselves; we must elect world peace or world destruction.
Bernard Baruch

Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.
Anais Nin

I am more interested in how people interpret the phrase 'Elect The Dead' than what I may or may not have intended. I named the album after the track, which is a spiritual song about love, life and death and is the heaviest song on the album without having any heavy instruments.
Serj Tankian

There never will be complete equality until women themselves help to make laws and elect lawmakers.
Susan B. Anthony
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Elect Translations

elect in Afrikaans is kies, verkies
elect in Dutch is uitlezen, kiezen, uitkiezen
elect in Finnish is valita
elect in Latin is desumo
elect in Norwegian is velge
elect in Portuguese is escolher, eleja
elect in Spanish is escoger
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