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ELECT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does elect mean? 

ELECT (noun)
  The noun ELECT has 1 sense:

1. an exclusive group of people

  Familiarity information: ELECT used as a noun is very rare.


ELECT (adjective)
  The adjective ELECT has 2 senses:

1. selected as the best
2. elected but not yet installed in office

  Familiarity information: ELECT used as an adjective is rare.


ELECT (verb)
  The verb ELECT has 2 senses:

1. select by a vote for an office or membership
2. choose

  Familiarity information: ELECT used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ELECT (noun)


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Meaning:

An exclusive group of people

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

elect; chosen

Context example:

one of the elect who have power inside the government

Hypernyms ("elect" is a kind of...):

elite; elite group (a group or class of persons enjoying superior intellectual or social or economic status)


ELECT (adjective)


Sense 1elect [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Selected as the best

Synonyms:

elect; elite

Context examples:

an elect circle of artists / elite colleges

Similar:

selected (chosen in preference to another)


Sense 2elect [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Elected but not yet installed in office

Context example:

the president elect

Similar:

incoming (arriving at a place or position)


ELECT (verb)


Sense 1elect [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Select by a vote for an office or membership

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Context example:

We elected him chairman of the board

Hypernyms (to "elect" is one way to...):

choose; pick out; select; take (pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "elect"):

co-opt (choose or elect as a fellow member or colleague)

reelect; return (elect again)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence example:

They elect him as chairman


Sense 2elect [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Choose

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Context example:

I elected to have my funds deposited automatically

Hypernyms (to "elect" is one way to...):

choose; pick out; select; take (pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE


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