|1.||[ verb ] select by a vote for an office or membership|
"We elected him chairman of the board"
|Related terms:||choose reelect co-opt election voter|
|2.||[ verb ] choose|
"I elected to have my funds deposited automatically"
|3.||[ adjective ] elected but not yet installed in office|
"the president elect"
|4.||[ adjective ] selected as the best|
"an elect circle of artists" "elite colleges"
|5.||[ noun ] (sociology) an exclusive group of people|
: "one of the elect who have power inside the government"