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Elect is usually a verb. When people elect someone, they choose that person to represent them, by voting for them.
You only say that someone is elected when they are chosen by voting. If they are chosen in some other way, you use another word such as appoint, choose, select, or pick.
Elect is sometimes added after words such as president or governor to indicate that someone has been appointed to a post but has not officially started to carry out their duties. When elect has this meaning, it is only used immediately after a noun.
You do not use 'elect' as an adjective simply to say that someone has been elected by voting. Instead you use elected in front of a noun.
Past participle: elected
|Noun||1.||elect - an exclusive group of people; "one of the elect who have power inside the government"|
|Verb||1.||elect - select by a vote for an office or membership; "We elected him chairman of the board"|
choose, pick out, select, take - pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives; "Take any one of these cards"; "Choose a good husband for your daughter"; "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her"
co-opt - choose or elect as a fellow member or colleague; "The church members co-opted individuals from similar backgrounds to replenish the congregation"
|2.||elect - choose; "I elected to have my funds deposited automatically"|
|Adj.||1.||elect - selected as the best; "an elect circle of artists"; "elite colleges"|
selected - chosen in preference to another
|2.||elect - elected but not yet installed in office; "the president elect"|
incoming - arriving at a place or position; "incoming class"; "incoming mail"