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English adjective: elect

1. elect selected as the best


SamplesAn elect circle of artists.
Elite colleges.


Synonymselite


Similarselected


Antonymsunselected

2. elect elected but not yet installed in office


SamplesThe president elect.


Similarincoming


Antonymsoutgoing


English noun: elect

1. elect (group) an exclusive group of people


SamplesOne of the elect who have power inside the government.


Synonymschosen


Broader (hypernym)elite, elite group


English verb: elect

1. elect (social) select by a vote for an office or membership


SamplesWe elected him chairman of the board.


ExamplesThey elect him as chairman


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)choose, pick out, select, take


Narrower (hyponym)co-opt, reelect, return

2. elect (cognition) choose


SamplesI elected to have my funds deposited automatically.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)choose, pick out, select, take









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