electable

adjective
elect·​able | \ i-ˈlek-tə-bəl How to pronounce electable (audio) \

Definition of electable

: capable of being elected (as to public office)

Other Words from electable

electability \ i-​ˌlek-​tə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce electable (audio) \ noun

Examples of electable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Arguing that Perdue is the more electable candidate in the fall, Trump raised the specter to low Republican turnout if Kemp is nominated. David Jackson, USA TODAY, 24 May 2022 Once there was a gubernatorial candidate in California who was widely considered too inexperienced and extreme — on the size and role of government, racial issues, foreign policy — to ever be electable. Los Angeles Times, 19 May 2022 Mastriano is leading the nine-person field of Republican candidates, with party officials and conservatives believing that votes for more electable establishment candidates are too splintered to head off his consolidation of far-right voters. Marc Levy, ajc, 14 May 2022 All of which is to say this: Democrats often flirt with the liberal edge of their party but ultimately have always come home to a candidate who represents the most electable contestant. Philip Elliott, Time, 26 Apr. 2022 As a practical matter, if the committee were broadly accepted as legitimate by the country, a damning report would illustrate that Trump is no longer a viable Republican or independent presidential candidate — in the sense of being fit or electable. Andrew C. Mccarthy, National Review, 14 Feb. 2022 His decision is a blow for McConnell and national Republicans who saw Ducey as an electable candidate, well positioned to quickly raise money and snap the GOP’s recent losses to Democrats in Arizona Senate contests. Stacey Barchenger, The Arizona Republic, 3 Mar. 2022 An alderman serves as a city council member and a legislator who represents the residents of his or her ward, and is the only electable Chicago official who can receive such a pay raise. Stephanie Pagones, Fox News, 9 Sep. 2021 Elder, 69, never sought office before this year, telling anyone within earshot that someone with his libertarian views was simply not electable. Kevin L. Clark, Essence, 8 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of electable

1879, in the meaning defined above

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1 Jun 2022

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“Electable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electable. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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