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Verb
To choose or decide
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“Students from classes four to 10 cast their votes to elect their student leaders.”
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To select for a given role or responsibility
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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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“One of the elect few permitted to enter.”
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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
Noun
A person or thing regarded as precious or special
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