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American English: /əˈlɛkt/
British English: /ɪˈlɛkt/

Translation of elect in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 (Administration, Politics) 1.1 if elected, I promise to …
    si salgo elegido, prometo …
    he was elected president
    lo eligieron or fue elegido presidente
    to elect somebody to something
    elegir a alguien para algo
    Example sentences
    • We will also see that, by contrast, relatively few women are elected to public offices.
    • He was unanimously elected to the position at the first meeting of the new board.
    • Before the six months had gone by he was elected to the office of District Judge.
    also: elected past participle
    elegido (por el pueblo)
  • 2 (choose) [formal]to elect to + infinitive
    optar por + infinitive
    decidir + infinitive
    they elected to stay in their own country
    optaron por or decidieron quedarse en su propio país
    Example sentences
    • While some may chose to spend that season lazing beside rivers and quaffing champagne, the more discerning amongst us elect for the greensward and the thrill of clattering wickets.
    • If you like a short sortie you can choose one, on the other hand if you like a brisk climb you may elect for the Masshill climb.
    • A qualifying farmer may elect for a dependent spouse to participate on the scheme.


  • (after noun) the president elect
    el presidente electo
    la presidenta electa
    Example sentences
    • Bradford's Liberal Democrat Lord Mayor elect, a member of the authority, said they wanted people to give information about suspected wrong doing.
    • The meeting also confirmed deputy town mayor Cllr Claire Wright as mayor elect for the next municipal year.
    • The special guest of honour for the evening was Patricia Metham, principal elect.

plural noun

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