reelected


reelected

verb (used with object)

  1. to choose or select by vote, as for an office: to elect a mayor.
  2. to determine in favor of (a method, course of action, etc.).
  3. to pick out; choose: First-year students may elect French, Spanish, or German.
  4. Theology. (of God) to select for divine mercy or favor, especially for salvation.

verb (used without object)

  1. to choose or select someone or something, as by voting.

adjective

  1. selected, as for an office, but not yet inducted (usually used in combination following a noun): the governor-elect.
  2. select or choice: an elect circle of artists.
  3. Theology. chosen by God, especially for eternal life.

noun the elect,

  1. a person or the persons chosen or worthy to be chosen.
  2. Theology. a person or persons chosen by God, especially for favor or salvation.

verb

  1. (tr) to choose (someone) to be (a representative or a public official) by votingthey elected him Mayor
  2. to select; chooseto elect to die rather than surrender
  3. (tr) (of God) to select or predestine for the grace of salvation

adjective

  1. (immediately postpositive) voted into office but not yet installedthe president elect
    1. chosen or choice; selected or elite
    2. (as collective noun; preceded by the)the elect
  2. Christianity
    1. selected or predestined by God to receive salvation; chosen
    2. (as collective noun; preceded by the)the elect
v.

early 15c., from Latin electus, past participle of eligere “to pick out, choose” (see election). Related: Elected; electing.

adj.

early 15c., from Latin electus, past participle of eligere (see election).

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