- choose (someone) to hold public office or some other position by voting；opt for or choose to do something
- (of a person) chosen or singled out.；chosen by God for salvation
- people who are chosen or singled out；the people chosen by God for salvation
verb: elect, 3rd person present: elects, gerund or present participle: electing, past tense: elected, past participle: elected
- 1. choose (someone) to hold public office or some other position by voting the members who were elected to the committee they elected him leader
- ▪ opt for or choose to do something freshman year you could elect Industrial Arts more people elected to work at home
- ▪ (of God) choose (someone) in preference to others for salvation.
- 1. (of a person) chosen or singled out.
- ▪ chosen by God for salvation the elect group of saints which was predestined for heaven
- ▪ elected to or chosen for a position but not yet in office the president elect
- 1. people who are chosen or singled out one of the century's elect
- ▪ the people chosen by God for salvation success was a sign that they were one of the elect