Thesaurus

elect

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of elect

(Entry 1 of 3)

to decide to accept (someone or something) from a group of possibilities
  • I've elected to study French as my foreign language

Synonyms for elect

Words Related to elect

Near Antonyms for elect

Antonyms for elect

elect

adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms of elect (Entry 2 of 3)

singled out from a number or group as more to one's liking
  • this elect body of students represents the best that the nation's high schools have to offer

Synonyms for elect

Words Related to elect

Phrases Synonymous with elect

Near Antonyms for elect

elect

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of elect (Entry 3 of 3)

individuals carefully selected as being the best of a class
  • the members of this all-American team are the elect of collegiate football

Synonyms for elect

Words Related to elect

Phrases Synonymous with elect

Near Antonyms for elect

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about elect

Time Traveler for elect

Time Traveler

The first known use of elect was in the 15th century

See more words from the same century

Cite this Entry

“Elect.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/elect. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on elect

Dictionary: Definition of elect

Nglish: Translation of elect for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of elect for Arabic Speakers

Comments on elect

What made you want to look up elect? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Words of Snow and Ice Quiz

  • image1037863653
  • Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!