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Definition of Elect

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

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

One of the statistics that always amazes me is the approval of the Chinese government, not elected, is over 80 percent. The approval of the U.S. government, fully elected, is 19 percent. Well, we elected these people and they didn't elect those people. Isn't it supposed to be different? Aren't we supposed to like the people that we elected?
Bill Gates

While we dance in the streets and pat ourselves on the back for being a nation great enough to reach beyond racial divides to elect our first African-American president, let us not forget that we remain a nation still proudly practicing prejudice.
Harvey Fierstein

The government, whether state or central, is elected. That means we have a responsibility to elect the right kind of leaders.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Given the daunting challenges that we face, it's important that president elect Obama is prepared to really take power and begin to rule day one.
Valerie Jarrett
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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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