The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Elect \E*lect"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Elected; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To pick out; to select; to choose.
The deputy elected by the Lord. --Shak.
2. To select or take for an office; to select by vote; as, to
elect a representative, a president, or a governor.
3. (Theol.) To designate, choose, or select, as an object of
mercy or favor.
Syn: To choose; prefer; select. See Choose.