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elect

noun

1 elect

An exclusive group of people:
— One of the elect who have power inside the government.

synonym: chosen.



verb

1 elect

Select by a vote for an office or membership.

Roget 609: offers one's choice, set before; hold out the alternative, present the alternative, offer the alternative; put to the vote.    use option, use discretion, exercise option, exercise discretion, one's option; adopt, take up, embrace, ... show more

Roget 976: create, move, uphold, preserve, govern &c.; atone, redeem, save, propitiate, mediate, &c.; predestinate, ... show more

Dutch: kiezen, verkiezen

2 elect

Choose.

adjective

1 elect

Selected as the best:
— An elect circle of artists.

synonym: elite.

Roget 648: harmless, hurtless; unobnoxious, innocuous, innocent, inoffensive.    beneficial, valuable, of value; serviceable etc. (useful) 644; advantageous, ... show more

Roget 601: necessary, needful etc. (requisite) 630.    fated; destined etc. v.; elect; spellbound compulsory etc. (compel) 744; ... show more

Polish: elitarny

2 elect

Elected but not yet installed in office.


Moby thesaurus: FFVs, accept, accepted, admit, adopted, ancienne noblesse, appoint, appointed, approved, aristocracy, back, back up, ballot, baronage, baronetage, best, carried, champion, chivalry, choice ... show more.

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