elect elect  /ɪ ˈlɛkt/


  1. (n) an exclusive group of people
  2. (v) select by a vote for an office or membership
  3. (v) choose
  4. (adj) selected as the best
  5. (adj) elected but not yet installed in office



  1. The President-elect will not speak during the services.
  2. President-elect Obama and I know the economic health of working families has eroded, and we intend to turn that around.
  3. Well, if the presidential campaign didn't convince you that Barack Obama is one disciplined fellow, his first public appearance as President-elect certainly should have.


  1. Jersey City Mayor-elect Steve Fulop's council candidates win 6 of 8 runoffs

    Jersey City Mayor-elect Steve Fulop solidified his control over the City Council this week, with his team of council candidates winning six of eight runoff elections and the mayor-elect pledging to "move Jersey City forward."
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Jersey Journal

  2. Jersey City mayor-elect solidifies control of City Council

    Mayor-elect Steve Fulop''s candidates won six of the eight races tonight.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Star-Ledger

  3. Mayor-elect Stothert decreases mayor's office staff by 2

    Mayor-elect Jean Stothert will reduce the mayor’s office staff by two positions, according to a news release.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: KETV 7 Omaha


  1. "I strongly support the law and the principle that the people should elect their Senator," Kennedy wrote in a letter to Gov. Deval Patrick, Senate President Therese Murray, and Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo. "I also believe it is vital...
    on Aug 20, 2009 By: Edward Kennedy Source: Christian Science Monitor

  2. didn't agree to a deal by the deadline, Microsoft would "take our case directly to your shareholders, including the initiation of a proxy contest to elect an alternative slate of directors for the Yahoo! board," Ballmer wrote.
    on Apr 28, 2008 By: Steve Ballmer Source: Forbes

  3. "The theme is similar to what he's said since election night about the fabulous new chapter President-elect Obama is about to start, and that he wishes him the very best," White House press secretary Dana Perino said today.
    on Jan 20, 2009 By: Dana Perino Source: Houston Chronicle

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