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Adjective, Verb (transitive)


Noun elect has 1 sense

Verb elect has 2 senses

Adjective elect has 2 senses


electa. [L. electus, p. p. of eligere to elect; e out + legere to choose. See Legend, and cf. Elite, Eclectic.].
  •  Chosen; taken by preference from among two or more.  Spenser.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Chosen as the object of mercy or divine favor; set apart to eternal life.  1 Tim. v. 21.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Chosen to an office, but not yet actually inducted into it; as, bishop elect; governor or mayor elect.  [1913 Webster]
  •  One chosen or set apart.  [1913 Webster]
    "Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Those who are chosen for salvation.  [1913 Webster]
    "Shall not God avenge his won elect?"  [1913 Webster]
electv. t. 
  •  To pick out; to select; to choose.  [1913 Webster]
    "The deputy elected by the Lord."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To select or take for an office; to select by vote; as, to elect a representative, a president, or a governor.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To designate, choose, or select, as an object of mercy or favor.
Syn. -- To choose; prefer; select. See Choose.


elect, v. & adj.
--v.tr. (usu. foll. by to + infin.) 1 choose (the principles they elected to follow).
2 choose (a person) by vote (elected a new chairman).
3 Theol. (of God) choose (persons) in preference to others for salvation.
1 chosen.
2 select, choice.
3 Theol. chosen by God.
4 (after a noun designating office) chosen but not yet in office (president elect).

ME f. L electus past part. of eligere elect- (as E-, legere pick)



FFVs, accept, accepted, admit, adopted, ancienne noblesse, appoint, appointed, approved, aristocracy, back, back up, ballot, baronage, baronetage, best, carried, champion, chivalry, choice, choose, chosen, chosen people, clannish, cliquish, co-opt, conclude, cream, cull, decide, delivered, designate, designated, destined, determine, elected, elected by acclamation, elite, embraced, endorse, espoused, exclusive, fat, first-class, first-rate, flower, for the best, greatest, handpicked, haut monde, high life, high society, judge, knightage, like, make choice of, mark, matchless, name, named, nobility, noblesse, noblesse de robe, nominate, nominated, nonesuch, nonpareil, old nobility, opt, opt for, optimal, optimum, ordained, paragon, paramount, passed, peerage, peerless, pick, pick and choose, picked, place in office, please, prefer, prime, prize, queen, quintessence, quintessential, rare, ratified, receive, redeemed, reprobate, resolve, royalty, saved, select, selected, selective, settle, single, single out, snobbish, snobby, superlative, support, supreme, surpassing, take, the Four Hundred, the best, the best ever, the classes, the tops, the very best, unanimously elected, unmatchable, unmatched, unparalleled, unsurpassed, upper classes, upper crust, upper ten, upper ten thousand, uppercut, very best, vote, vote for, vote in, wish




N necessity, involuntariness, instinct, blind impulse, inborn proclivity, innate proclivity, native tendency, natural tendency, natural impulse, predetermination, necessity, necessitation, obligation, compulsion, subjection, stern necessity, hard necessity, dire necessity, imperious necessity, inexorable necessity, iron necessity, adverse necessity, fate, what must be, destiny, destination, fatality, fate, kismet, doom, foredoom, election, predestination, preordination, foreordination, lot fortune, fatalism, inevitableness, spell, star, stars, planet, planets, astral influence, sky, Fates, Parcae, Sisters three, book of fate, God's will, will of Heaven, wheel of Fortune, Ides of March, Hobson's choice, last shift, last resort, dernier ressort, pis aller, necessaries, necessarian, necessitarian, fatalist, automaton, necessary, needful, fated, destined, elect, spellbound compulsory, uncontrollable, inevitable, unavoidable, irresistible, irrevocable, inexorable, avoidless, resistless, involuntary, instinctive, automatic, blind, mechanical, unconscious, unwitting, unthinking, unintentional, impulsive, necessarily, of necessity, of course, ex necessitate rei, needs must, perforce, nolens volens, will he nil he, willy nilly, bon gre mal gre, willing or unwilling, coute que coute, faute de mieux, by stress of, if need be, it cannot be helped, there is no help for, there is no helping it, it will be, it must be, it needs to be, it must be so, it will have its way, the die is cast, jacta est alea, che sara sara, it is written, one's days are numbered, one's fate is sealed, Fata obstant, diis aliter visum, actum me invito factus, non est meus actus, aujord'hui roi demain rien, quisque suos patimur manes, The moving finger writes and having writ moves on, Nor all thy piety nor wit shall draw it back to ca.


VB 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, espouse, choose, elect, opt for, take one's choice, make one's choice, make choice of, fix upon, vote, poll, hold up one's hand, divide, settle, decide, list, make up one's mind, select, pick and choose, pick out, single out, cull, glean, winnow, sift the chaff from the wheat, separate the chaff from the wheat, winnow the chaff from the wheat, pick up, pitch upon, pick one's way, indulge one's fancy, set apart, mark out for, mark, prefer, have rather, have as lief, fancy, be persuaded, take a decided step, take a decisive step, commit oneself to a course, pass the Rubicon, cross the Rubicon, cast in one's lot with, take for better or for worse.


N goodness, excellence, merit, virtue, value, worth, price, super-excellence, supereminence, superiority, perfection, coup de maitre, masterpiece, chef d'ouvre, prime, flower, cream, elite, pick, A, nonesuch, nonpareil, creme de la creme, flower of the flock, cock of the roost, salt of the earth, champion, prodigy, tidbit, gem, gem of the first water, bijou, precious stone, jewel, pearl, diamond, ruby, brilliant, treasure, good thing, rara avis, one in a thousand, beneficence, good man, harmless, hurtless, unobnoxious, innocuous, innocent, inoffensive, beneficial, valuable, of value, serviceable, advantageous, edifying, profitable, salutary, favorable, propitious fair, good, good as gold, excellent, better, superior, above par, nice, fine, genuine, best, choice, select, picked, elect, recherche, rare, priceless, unparagoned, unparalleled, superlatively, good, bully, crackajack, giltedged, superfine, superexcellent, of the first water, first-rate, first-class, high- wrought, exquisite, very best, crack, prime, tiptop, capital, cardinal, standard, inimitable, admirable, estimable, praiseworthy, pleasing, couleur de rose, precious, of great price, costly, worth its weight in gold, worth a Jew's eye, priceless, invaluable, inestimable, precious as the apple of the eye, tolerable, up to the mark, unexceptionable, unobjectionable, satisfactory, tidy, in good condition, in fair condition, fresh, sound, beneficially, well, Jewels five words long, long may such goodness live!, the luxury of doing good.


VB create, move, uphold, preserve, govern, atone, redeem, save, propitiate, mediate, predestinate, elect, call, ordain, bless, justify, sanctify, glorify Adj, almighty, holy, hallowed, sacred, divine, heavenly, celestial, sacrosanct, all-knowing, all-seeing, all-wise, omniscient, superhuman, supernatural, ghostly, spiritual, hyperphysical, unearthly, theistic, theocratic, anointed, soterial.

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