Translation of elect in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ɪˈlekt/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 [Admin] [Politics/Política] 1.1 elegir* if elected, I promise to … si salgo elegido, prometo … he was elected president lo eligieron or fue elegido presidente to elect sb to sth elegir* a algn para algo 1.2
    (elected past participle of/participio pasado de)
    [representative/government] elegido (por el pueblo)
  • 2 (choose) [formal] to elect to + infinitive/infinitivo optar por + infinitive/infinitivo, decidir + infinitive/infinitivo they elected to stay in their own country optaron por or decidieron quedarse en su propio país
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    • 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.
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    • God elects his people according to his foreknowledge of their choice of him.
    • Why did God elect only a portion of those who have lived?
    • For the God who elects to salvation is ‘not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance’.
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    • 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.


plural noun/nombre plural

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