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elect

e·lect

elect

 
 
pronunciation:
ih lekt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: elected, electing, elects
definition 1: to choose by means of voting.
They elected her as president.
similar words:
choose, pitch, select
definition 2: to choose or decide.
They elected to educate their children at home instead of in school.
synonyms:
choose
similar words:
pitch, select, settle on
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The word elect contains the following parts:
e- Latin prefix that means out, out of, away
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The prefix e- is an assimilated form of ex- used before roots beginning with certain consonants (b d, g, j, l, m, n, r, v). See ex-.
leg2, lect1, lig Latin root that means gather; choose; read