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Definition 1: an exclusive group of people - [noun denoting group]

Samples where elect or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • one of the elect who have power inside the government

Synonyms for elect in the sense of this definition

(elect is a kind of ...) a group or class of persons enjoying superior intellectual or social or economic status

Definition 2: choose - [verb of cognition]

Samples where elect or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I elected to have my funds deposited automatically

(elect is a kind of ...) pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives

"Take any one of these cards" "Choose a good husband for your daughter" "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her"

Samples where elect or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We elected him chairman of the board

(elect is a kind of ...) pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives

"Take any one of these cards" "Choose a good husband for your daughter" "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her"

(... is a kind of elect ) choose or elect as a fellow member or colleague

"The church members co-opted individuals from similar backgrounds to replenish the congregation"

(... is a kind of elect ) elect again

Definition 4: elected but not yet installed in office - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where elect or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the president elect

(elect is similar to ...) arriving at a place or position

"incoming class" "incoming mail"

Definition 5: selected as the best - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where elect or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an elect circle of artists
  • elite colleges

Synonyms for elect in the sense of this definition

(elect is similar to ...) chosen in preference to another

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