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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

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

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

If the people should elect, they will never fail to prefer some man of distinguished character, or services; some man, if he might so speak of continental reputation.
Gouverneur Morris

We shall never change our political leaders until we change the people who elect them.
Mark Skousen
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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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