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election

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of election

  1. 1 the act or process of selecting the election of a major is something that every college student has to do at some point Synonyms of election choice, choosing, selection, picking, selectingWords Related to election option; appointment, assignment, designation, naming, nomination; decision

  2. 2 the power, right, or opportunity to choose at the country inn, breakfast in bed is entirely at the election of the guest Synonyms of election alternative, discretion, druthers [dialect], choice, liberty, option, pick, preference, selection, volition, wayWords Related to election determination, free will, will; say, voice, vote; inclination, liking, partiality, penchant, predilection, proclivity, propensity, tendency; discernment, judgment (or judgement), perspicacityNear Antonyms of election coercion, duress, force; duty, obligation; Hobson's choice

Synonym Discussion of election

choice, option, alternative, preference, selection, election mean the act or opportunity of choosing or the thing chosen. choice suggests the opportunity or privilege of choosing freely.
    • freedom of choice
option implies a power to choose that is specifically granted or guaranteed.
    • the option of paying now or later
alternative implies a need to choose one and reject another possibility.
    • equally attractive alternatives
preference suggests a choice guided by one's judgment or predilections.
    • a preference for cool weather
selection implies a range of choice.
    • a varied selection of furniture
election implies an end or purpose which requires exercise of judgment.
    • doing a tax return forces certain elections on you


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