elect verb

ADV. annually Members of the council are elected annually. | locally, nationally | democratically, freely, popularly | unanimously | directly, indirectly It was decided that the president should be elected directly in free elections. | duly, formally | lawfully, legally, legitimately

PREP. to She has been elected to Parliament.

PHRASES be/get elected What changes will he make if he gets elected? | be declared elected Any candidate with more than half the votes shall be declared elected. | be elected unopposed Five were successful, three being elected unopposed. | newly elected the newly elected chairman