(noun, adjective, verb)


1. selected as the best

- an elect circle of artists

Similar word(s): selected, elite

2. elected but not yet installed in office

- the president elect

Similar word(s): incoming

Sentences with elect as an adjective:

- He is the President-elect.


1. an exclusive group of people

- one of the elect who have power inside the government

Similar word(s): chosen

Definition categories: group, elite


1. select by a vote for an office or membership

- We elected him chairman of the board

Definition categories: social, choose, select, take

2. choose

- I elected to have my funds deposited automatically

Definition categories: cognition, choose, select, take