elect

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elect is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
elect

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Verb[change]

Plain form
elect

Third-person singular
elects

Past tense
elected

Past participle
elected

Present participle
electing

  1. If you elect to do something, you choose to do it or make a decision to do it.
    I elected to take Geography this semester but I'll be taking Chemistry next semester.
  2. If you elect someone, especially a candidate, you choose them in an election.
    We elect a president every four years.
    The new mayor was elected in last year.

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