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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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