Usage note
The adjective shown in sense 3) is always used after a noun, and the noun shown in sense 4) is always preceded by the definite article.
elect(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to choose by voting)
a. elegir
If he gets elected, I'm moving to Canada.Si sale elegido, me mudo a Canadá.
2.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(to make a decision)
a. elegir
Many elect to attend university on student loans.Muchos eligen asistir a la universidad con préstamos estudiantiles.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (government)
a. electo
Supporters turned out to hear the acceptance speech of the president elect.Los seguidores se hicieron presentes para escuchar el discurso de agradecimiento del presidente electo.
elects
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
4. (select group of people)
a. los elegidos
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The elect are promised a place in heaven.A los elegidos les está prometido un lugar en el cielo.
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elect
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. electo(a)
the president electel presidente electo
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (councilor, mp)
a. elegir
to elect somebody president, to elect somebody to the presidencyelegir a alguien presidente
3. (formal)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
(choose)
to elect to do somethingelegir hacer algo
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elect [ɪˈlekt]
transitive verb
1 (Pol) etc elegir;to para
he was elected chairman fue elegido presidente
2 (choose) elegir
he elected to remain eligió quedarse
adjective
(after noun) electo
the president elect el/la presidenteapresidenta electoaelecta;a presidenta a electa
noun
the elect los elegidos; los predestinados
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