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Definition of "elect" []

  • To select by vote for an office or for membership. (verb-transitive)
  • To pick out; select: elect an art course. (verb-transitive)
  • To decide, especially by preference: elected to take the summer off. (verb-transitive)
  • To select by divine will for salvation. Used of God. (verb-transitive)
  • To make a choice or selection. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "elect" in a sentence
  • "We saw reason to believe that Abraham's case was a type of all other elect -- _elect for the service of others_."
  • "The Old Testament applies the term elect, or chosen, only to the"
  • "Which, when it was full, they drew to shore -- for the separation will not be made till the number of the elect is accomplished. and sat down -- expressing the deliberateness with which the judicial separation will at length be made. and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away -- literally,"