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elect

(Choose), verb creare, decide, deligere, deterrine in favor of, distinguish by special selection, eligere, eliminate the alternatives, exercise an option, exercise dissretion, make a choice, make a selection, name, opt for, pick, select, settle on, will
Associated concepts: election of remedies, election of rights, election under a will, equitable election, right of election

elect

(Select by a vote), verb appoint by vote, cast the majority of ballots for, choose for office, designate for office by vote, place in office, select for office, vote into office
Associated concepts: election by ballot, election contest, election day, election district, election laws, election reeurns, electioneering, elective office, general election, nooice of election, popular election, primary election, public election, regular election, special election
See also: adopt, choose, decide, entrust, intend, prefer, premium, select, vote
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But now in this government of Plato's there are no traces of a monarchy, only of an oligarchy and democracy; though he seems to choose that it should rather incline to an oligarchy, as is evident from the appointment of the magistrates; for to choose them by lot is common to both; but that a man of fortune must necessarily be a member of the assembly, or to elect the magistrates, or take part in the management of public affairs, while others are passed over, makes the state incline to an oligarchy; as does the endeavouring that the greater part of the rich may be in office, and that the rank of their appointments may correspond with their fortunes.
There will also great danger arise from the manner of electing the senate, when those who are elected themselves are afterwards to elect others; for by this means, if a certain number choose to combine together, though not very considerable, the election will always fall according to their pleasure.
They are very particular about whom they elect, and I daresay I shall not get in.
He merely did not elect to choose them for partners in the big game in which he intended to play.
And I shall regard it as an honor if they elect me for the district council.
If he elects to work, he finds a large list of lectures to choose from.
The LLC does not elect to pay the imputed tax described in #2 above.
Will Texas voters elect a Governor, a Senator, both officials, or neither?
To bolster the tax-free benefits of non-key employees, and thus the benefits key employees can elect, a company may have a cafeteria plan but provide health insurance coverage to key employees "outside" the plan.
For example, in the state Senate, instead of electing 40 individual district seats, we could elect 10 districts with four seats each, elected by a proportional method where a party's candidates wins legislative seats in proportion to their percentage of the popular vote.