- (transitive) To choose or make a decision (to do something)
- (transitive) To choose (a candidate) in an election
Elect (not comparable)
- (used only after the noun) Who has been elected in a specified post, but has not yet entered office.
- He is the President-elect.
- 1811, Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility, chapter 16
- She began almost to feel a dislike of Edward; and it ended, as every feeling must end with her, by carrying back her thoughts to Willoughby, whose manners formed a contrast sufficiently striking to those of his brother elect.
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unanimously; tacitly; spontaneously; subsequently; optionally; popularly; municipally; decisively; willingly; virtually.
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