[ verb ] select by a vote for an office or membership
"We elected him chairman of the board"
Used in print(Newark Evening News,...)
His reference_to ' discredited carcass ' or ' tattered remains ' of the president 's leadership is an insult to the man who led our forces to victory in the greatest war in_all history , to the man who was twice elected overwhelmingly by the American people as president_of_the_United_States , and who has been the symbol to the world of the peace-loving intentions of the free nations .
He promised nearly 200 Democratic county committee_members at the meeting in the Puddingstone_Inn : `` When I come_back here after the November election you 'll think , ' You 're my man - you 're the kind_of governor we 're glad we elected '' ' .
`` We 'll take the truth to the people , and the people will like the truth and elect their candidate and party in November '' .(The Providence Journal,...)
The New_York University Board_of_Trustees has elected the youngest president in the 130 - year history of NYU , it was announced yesterday .(San Francisco Chronicle,...)
John_Di_Massimo has been elected president of the 1961 Columbus_Day Celebration_Committee , it was announced yesterday .
[ verb ] choose
"I elected to have my funds deposited automatically"
Used in print(Your Federal Income Tax. 1962 Edition (Revised to...)
If you elect to use the Standard Deduction or the Tax Table , and later find you should have itemized your deductions , you may do so by filing an amended_return within the time prescribed for filing a claim for refund .
These deductions may_not be claimed if you elect to use the Standard Deduction or tax Table .
[ adjective ] elected but not yet installed in office
"the president elect"