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Part of speech: Verb

To choose for any office or use; choose by ballot; select from a number.

Part of speech: Adjective

Chosen for office but not yet in charge; as, the president elect; taken in preference.

Part of speech: Noun

Those chosen to eternal life by divine sovereignty.

Usage examples "elect":
  • I'll elect myself chairman. - "The Heart of Unaga", Ridgwell Cullum.
  • They elect the mayor. - "Letters of John Keats to His Family and Friends", John Keats.
  • Would he elect to fight? - "The Heart of the Range", William Patterson White.