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English adjective: elect

1. elect selected as the best

SamplesAn elect circle of artists.
Elite colleges.




2. elect elected but not yet installed in office

SamplesThe president elect.



English noun: elect

1. elect (group) an exclusive group of people

SamplesOne of the elect who have power inside the government.


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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