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Verb
To choose or select among a range of choices
“Students must elect a language course each fall.”
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To vote for someone into, or for, a given role or position
“In 1998, the party reformed its rules in order to allow party members to elect their leader.”
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To propose that someone be put into a role or position
“I would like to elect myself as Chair and Mr. Bonin as Vice Chairman.”
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To desire, or decide on, a course of action
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“In lieu of issuing paychecks to every employee, a large number of the employees would elect to have their salaries paid to their banks.”
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To select or designate for a role or activity
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To request or provide direction to
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To assimilate in order to take over or appropriate
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To prefer, desire, or choose to have something
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Adjective
Chosen for a position but not yet in office
“The Archbishop of Canterbury elect becomes a Druid and is indignant at those who think he may be flirting with paganism.”
Adjective
Selected as the best or most desirable
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“The elect few are represented as wise individuals whose insights deliver them from the wearisome, meaningless rounds of human existence.”
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Appointed to an office or post but not yet installed
Noun
The best or most desirable among a category, kind or class
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“It is plain that the sacraments could be administered only among the Elect.”
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