Elect

What is Elect ?

Elect is (verb) 1. to choose by voting She was elected MP for the town. The president is elected for a term of four years. The chairman is elected by the members of the committee. 2. to elect to do something to choose to do something (formal.) We all went to the pub, but she elected to stay at home and watch TV. -elect suffix a person who has been elected but has not yet started the job She is the president-elect. (NOTE: The plural is presidents-elect.)

 

source: Easier English, Student Dictionary Upper Intermediate Level