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elect

adjective

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(Entry 1 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

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elect

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of elect (Entry 2 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

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elect

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of elect (Entry 3 of 3)

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

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“Elect.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/elect. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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