elect

  • 1 Elect — • Denotes in general one chosen or taken by preference from among two or more; as a theological term it is equivalent to chosen as the object of mercy or Divine favour, as set apart for eternal life Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006.… …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 2 Elect — E*lect , a. [L. electus, p. p. of eligere to elect; e out + legere to choose. See {Legend}, and cf. {Elite}, {Eclectic}.] 1. Chosen; taken by preference from among two or more. Colors quaint elect. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. (Theol.) Chosen as… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 elect — vt 1: to select by vote for an office, position, or membership 2: to make a selection of elect ed her statutory share over the gift under the will vi: to choose an elective share the right of a spouse to elect against the will …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 elect — [ē lekt′, ilekt′] adj. [ME < L electus, pp. of eligere, to pick out, choose < e , out + legere, to pick, choose: see LOGIC] 1. chosen; given preference 2. elected but not yet installed in office: usually used in combination [the mayor… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 Elect — E*lect , n. 1. One chosen or set apart. [1913 Webster] Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth. Is. xlii. 1. [1913 Webster] 2. pl. (Theol.) Those who are chosen for salvation. [1913 Webster] Shall not God avenge… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 Elect — E*lect , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Elected}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Electing}.] 1. To pick out; to select; to choose. [1913 Webster] The deputy elected by the Lord. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To select or take for an office; to select by vote; as, to elect a… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 -elect — suffix ► used after the title of an official job to refer to someone who has been chosen by vote to do that job, but who has not yet started doing it: »Mr Theroux is chairman elect of the Promotion Marketing Association. → Compare DESIGNATE(Cf.… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 8 elect — adj picked, *select, exclusive Analogous words: *choice, exquisite, rare: selected, preferred, chosen, singled out (see CHOOSE): redeemed, saved, delivered (see RESCUE vb) Antonyms: reprobate (in theology) Contrasted words: rejected, repudiated,… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 elect — ► VERB 1) choose (someone) to hold public office or another position by voting. 2) opt for or choose to do something. ► ADJECTIVE 1) chosen or singled out. 2) elected to a position but not yet in office: the President Elect. DERIVATIVES electable …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 Elect — Elect., Abbreviatur auf Recepten: Electuarium …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 11 ELECT — ELECT., сокращение лат. слова electua rium кашка, употребляемое в рецепте …

    Большая медицинская энциклопедия

  • 12 elect — [v] select as representative; choose accept, admit, appoint, ballot, conclude, cull, decide upon, designate, determine, go down the line, judge, mark, name, nominate, optate, opt for, pick, pick out, prefer, receive, resolve, settle, settle on,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 13 elect — The conversion of a conditional order into a market order. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * ▪ I. elect elect 2 adjective chairman/​president elect a person who has been elected to a particular job but has not yet started doing it: • the… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 14 elect — I UK [ɪˈlekt] / US verb [transitive] Word forms elect : present tense I/you/we/they elect he/she/it elects present participle electing past tense elected past participle elected *** to choose someone by voting so that they represent you or hold… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 elect — e|lect1 W3S2 [ıˈlekt] v [T usually passive] [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: electus, past participle of eligere to choose ] 1.) to choose someone for an official position by voting ▪ the country s first democratically elected government ▪ a… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 elect — e|lect1 [ ı lekt ] verb transitive *** to choose someone by voting so that they represent you or hold an official position: Every nation should have a right to elect their own government. elect someone to do something: We were elected to tackle… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 elect — v. 1) to elect unanimously 2) (D; tr.) to elect as 3) (D; tr.) to elect to (he was elected to the state legislature) 4) (formal) (E) he elected to become a physician 5) (H) she was elected to represent us 6) (N; used with a noun) the nation… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 18 elect — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin electus, past participle of eligere to select, from e + legere to choose more at legend Date: 15th century 1. carefully selected ; chosen 2. chosen for salvation through divine mercy 3. a. chosen …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19 elect — electee /i lek tee /, n. /i lekt /, v.t. 1. to choose or select by vote, as for an office: to elect a mayor. 2. to determine in favor of (a method, course of action, etc.). 3. to pick out; choose: First year students may elect French, Spanish, or …

    Universalium

  • 20 elect — [[t]ɪle̱kt[/t]] ♦♦ elects, electing, elected 1) VERB When people elect someone, they choose that person to represent them, by voting for them. [V n] The people of the Philippines have voted to elect a new president... [V n n] Manchester College… …

    English dictionary


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