Translation of elect in Spanish:


elegir, v.

Pronunciation: /əˈlɛkt//ɪˈlɛkt/

transitive verb

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      if elected, I promise to … si salgo elegido, prometo …
      • he was elected president lo eligieron / fue elegido presidente
      • to elect sb to sth elegir a algn para algo
      • Mr Coles was elected to the position at the annual general meeting in July just gone.
      • Under Labour the first Muslims were elected to the House of Commons and appointed to the Lords.
      • It is only recently that we have begun to see men and women freely elected to public office.
      • Let us not forget that Susilo was elected to office with an overwhelming mandate.
      • What an MP got up to once he or she was elected to office was a different matter, however.
      • The president is elected to a four-year term by popular vote and may not be re-elected.
      • After returning to Nigeria he was elected to the Northern Region House of Assembly.
      • Before the six months had gone by he was elected to the office of District Judge.
      • Students from classes four to 10 cast their votes to elect their student leaders.
      • We will also see that, by contrast, relatively few women are elected to public offices.
      • If there is any reason why he should not hold a public office it should have been raised when he was first elected to the council.
      • Chambers of commerce, business, school, and professional organisations are electing their leaders all over the country.
      • The lesson appears to be that crime does pay, especially if you can get elected to public office.
      • I presented all the names that were elected to Cabinet office, that is where the delay is.
      • It is not unheard of that someone in his position could be elected as leader.
      • He was unanimously elected to the position at the first meeting of the new board.
      • Voters knew what they were voting for when they elected me for a second time in 1999.
      • Leong yesterday secured a majority of votes to be elected as the company's new chairman.
      • He has asked to vote positively to elect members who would guide the destiny of the nation for the next five years.
      • Athletes may ask themselves why people like this are still being elected to these positions.

    • 1.2

      (representative/government) elegido (por el pueblo)

  • 2formal

    to elect to + inf decidir + inf
    • they elected to stay in their own country optaron por / decidieron quedarse en su propio país


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    the president elect la presidenta electa
    • Some experts claim it's better to elect for a controlled cut, while others say tearing is preferable as the healing time's quicker.
    • The University of Massachusetts elects to keep its Minuteman mascot despite citing ‘gender, firearms and ethnicity issues’ as reasons to abandon it.
    • In the same way, man must also elect Christ to stand as his representative before God and to atone for his sin.
    • A full-time farmer may elect for income averaging only if he was charged to tax on his farming profits for the two immediately preceding tax years.
    • For our purposes, the thing to notice is that a patient's competence to choose between standard therapies, whether or not he or she elects to use these facilities, depends upon more than choosing that which is the most reasonable.
    • If you like a short sortie you can choose one, on the other hand if you like a brisk climb you may elect for the Masshill climb.
    • In that discussion, I also explained that if they desired they could elect for non-contestable scrummages.
    • If he chooses neither of the above options and elects to run a full campaign through November, he will only do his values harm.
    • A qualifying farmer may elect for a dependent spouse to participate on the scheme.
    • Opening pre-season fixtures usually provide more questions than answers - especially when the manager elects to play a team largely made up of youngsters, trialists and squad players.
    • That clause allows creditors the choice to elect for this legislation to apply to contracts that existed prior to this law coming into force.
    • Which means that by clicking ‘next’ when confronted with the first four unchecked boxes, the user unwittingly elects to receive sports, entertainment, music and new service announcements.
    • A competent patient, properly advised by a doctor, may elect to choose a form of treatment which is not the one that the doctor would recommend.
    • This issue underlies objections to legal limitations on a woman's right to elect for abortion.
    • McGow is proud of the fact that so many parents stay with the centre, choosing when to elect to have support.
    • On the other hand, if you elect for the more expensive hardware option, much less CPU power is needed and often both the picture and sound quality are greatly improved.
    • If he elects to be chosen for the Kiwis, then he obviously forgoes any opportunity to represent NSW in State of Origin.
    • While some may chose to spend that season lazing beside rivers and quaffing champagne, the more discerning amongst us elect for the greensward and the thrill of clattering wickets.
    • Plan ahead if you elect to choose to make a handgun part of your personal defense plans.
    • The funny thing is that even if you do elect for lower coverage, you wind up not saving that much money.

plural noun

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    the elect los elegidos