Translation of elect in Spanish:


elegir, v.

Pronunciation /ɪˈlɛkt//əˈlɛkt/

transitive verb

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    • 1.1Politics Administration

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

    • 1.2elected past participlePolitics Administration

      (government/representative) 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
    • Some experts claim it's better to elect for a controlled cut, while others say tearing is preferable as the healing time's quicker.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • In the same way, man must also elect Christ to stand as his representative before God and to atone for his sin.
    • The University of Massachusetts elects to keep its Minuteman mascot despite citing ‘gender, firearms and ethnicity issues’ as reasons to abandon it.
    • In that discussion, I also explained that if they desired they could elect for non-contestable scrummages.
    • The funny thing is that even if you do elect for lower coverage, you wind up not saving that much money.
    • If he elects to be chosen for the Kiwis, then he obviously forgoes any opportunity to represent NSW in State of Origin.
    • Plan ahead if you elect to choose to make a handgun part of your personal defense plans.
    • If he chooses neither of the above options and elects to run a full campaign through November, he will only do his values harm.
    • That clause allows creditors the choice to elect for this legislation to apply to contracts that existed prior to this law coming into force.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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 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.
    • A qualifying farmer may elect for a dependent spouse to participate on the scheme.
    • 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.


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    the president elect la presidenta electa
    • History repeated itself when, for the second successive year, the borough's mayor elect was ousted.
    • When Russell moved up the ladder, his colleague was promoted one rung higher and was already being seen as the chief executive elect.
    • Mark is chairman elect of the Scottish Institute of Practitioners in Advertising.
    • The Scottish Cup winners - elect are, without doubt, the finest team in Scotland.
    • The chairman elect, who was due to take over this year, has resigned as a director of the oil and gas explorer.
    • In Scarborough, the Mayor elect, who was due to take office, was defeated.
    • The provincial chairperson has been nominated as premier elect of the province.
    • The Liberal Democrat casualties included their Mayor elect.
    • The Archbishop of Canterbury elect becomes a Druid and is indignant at those who think he may be flirting with paganism.
    • McHugh-Liam Russell, VP-education elect, was unavailable for comment, having mysteriously disappeared.
    • When the Archbishop elect made his formal entrance to York Minster later in the day, his first act was to kneel in silent prayer with head bowed for more than 10 minutes.
    • On the other hand we have the announcement that he will offer up new hope to the Scottish economy as the chief executive elect of Scottish Enterprise.
    • The special guest of honour for the evening was Patricia Metham, principal elect.
    • The prime minister elect used his first full media interview since last night to affirm that he intended to follow through on what had become a key election promise.
    • Democrats are already threatening to sue the government if they squeeze in a two-year term for the new Chief Executive elect.
    • The mayor elect has been approached by regular stall holders at the Wednesday and Saturday markets expressing concern that the markets would have to be moved from the High Street.
    • The Deputy mayor elect of Marlborough has called for action to prevent a local drunkard frightening people, including women and children.
    • Glasgow Hawks are the champions elect of Scottish club rugby following a hard fought but ultimately convincing victory over a feisty Biggar.
    • The meeting also confirmed deputy town mayor Cllr Claire Wright as mayor elect for the next municipal year.
    • Bradford's Liberal Democrat Lord Mayor elect, a member of the authority, said they wanted people to give information about suspected wrong doing.

plural noun

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    the elect los elegidos