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1. elect

verb. ['ɪˈlɛkt'] select by a vote for an office or membership.

Synonyms

  • reelect
  • select
  • return
  • take
  • choose
  • co-opt

Antonyms

  • lodge
  • fuse
  • ionate
  • calcify

Etymology

  • electus (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Elect

  • teleconnect
  • overprotect
  • interconnect
  • disrespect
  • reinspect
  • misdirect
  • disinfect
  • disconnect
  • reconnect
  • recollect
  • nondirect
  • interject
  • disaffect
  • suspect
  • subject
  • resurrect
  • respect
  • reflect
  • redirect
  • project
  • neglect
  • intersect
  • inspect
  • indirect
  • incorrect
  • expect
  • deflect
  • confect
  • unchecked
  • reject

Example sentences of the word elect


1. Verb, base form
Depending on your circumstances, you may elect to carry mortgage protection insurance, regular insurance or both.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Some spouses elect to leave joint or mutual wills.

Quotes containing the word elect


1. Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope. They are the elect to whom beautiful things mean only Beauty. There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.
- Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

2. Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.
- Anaïs Nin

3. I can elect something I love and absorb myself in it.
- Anaïs Nin, The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 1: 1931-1934

2. elect

verb. ['ɪˈlɛkt'] choose.

Synonyms

  • select
  • take
  • choose

Antonyms

  • pack
  • dock
  • burden
  • saddle

Etymology

  • electus (Latin)

3. elect

adjective. ['ɪˈlɛkt'] elected but not yet installed in office.

Antonyms

  • inferior

Etymology

  • electus (Latin)

4. elect

adjective. ['ɪˈlɛkt'] selected as the best.

Synonyms

  • selected

Antonyms

  • ground stroke
  • volley

Etymology

  • electus (Latin)

5. elect

noun. ['ɪˈlɛkt'] an exclusive group of people.

Synonyms

  • elite
  • elite group

Antonyms

  • stay in place
  • outgo
  • take

Etymology

  • electus (Latin)
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