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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

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

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

I had great admiration for the election of President Obama. I believe that the U.S. at that moment showed tremendous capacity to show that it is a great nation, and it surprised the world. It may be very difficult to be able to elect a black president in the U.S. - as it was very difficult to elect a woman president in Brazil.
Dilma Rousseff

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

At every election, my vote goes to the candidate less likely to declare war. You're dropping hugely expensive pieces of exploding metal on a population. America deserves the president it gets, whether the country votes for them or allows their vote to be stolen, and the least we can do is to elect someone who won't do that to other people.
Ian MacKaye
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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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