Elects vs Erects - What's the difference?

elects | erects |

As verbs the difference between elects and erects

is that elects is (elect) while erects is (erect).

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




  • (elect)
  • Anagrams





  • One chosen or set apart.
  • (uncountable, theology) In Calvinist theology, one foreordained to Heaven. In other Christian theologies, someone chosen by God for salvation.
  • * Bible, Isaiah xlii. 1
  • Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect , in whom my soul delighteth.
  • * Bible, Luke xviii. 7
  • Shall not God avenge his won elect ?


    * reprobate


    (en verb)
  • To choose or make a decision (to do something)
  • To choose (a candidate) in an election
  • Adjective

  • (used only after the noun) Who has been elected in a specified post, but has not yet entered office.
  • He is the President-elect .
  • * 1811 , Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility , chapter 16
  • She began almost to feel a dislike of Edward; and it ended, as every feeling must end with her, by carrying back her thoughts to Willoughby, whose manners formed a contrast sufficiently striking to those of his brother elect .
  • Chosen; taken by preference from among two or more.
  • * Spenser
  • colours quaint elect
  • * Bible, 1 Timothy v. 21
  • the elect angels




  • (erect)
  • Anagrams





    (en adjective)
  • Upright; vertical or reaching broadly upwards.
  • * Gibbon
  • Among the Greek colonies and churches of Asia, Philadelphia is still erect — a column of ruins.
  • Rigid, firm; standing out perpendicularly.
  • (obsolete) Bold; confident; free from depression; undismayed.
  • * Keble
  • But who is he, by years / Bowed, but erect in heart?
  • (obsolete) Directed upward; raised; uplifted.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • His piercing eyes, erect , appear to view / Superior worlds, and look all nature through.
  • Watchful; alert.
  • * Hooker
  • vigilant and erect attention of mind
  • (heraldry) Elevated, as the tips of wings, heads of serpents, etc.
  • Antonyms

    * flaccid

    Derived terms

    * erection * semierect


  • To put up by the fitting together of materials or parts.
  • to erect a house or a fort
  • To cause to stand up or out.
  • To raise and place in an upright or perpendicular position; to set upright; to raise.
  • to erect a pole, a flagstaff, a monument, etc.
  • To lift up; to elevate; to exalt; to magnify.
  • * Daniel
  • that didst his state above his hopes erect
  • * Dryden
  • I, who am a party, am not to erect myself into a judge.
  • To animate; to encourage; to cheer.
  • * Barrow
  • It raiseth the dropping spirit, erecting it to a loving complaisance.
  • (astrology) To cast or draw up (a figure of the heavens, horoscope etc.).
  • * 1971 , , Religion and the Decline of Magic , Folio Society 2012, p. 332:
  • In 1581 Parliament made it a statutory felony to erect figures, cast nativities, or calculate by prophecy how long the Queen would live or who would succeed her.
  • To set up as an assertion or consequence from premises, etc.
  • * Sir Thomas Browne
  • to erect conclusions.
  • * John Locke
  • Malebranche erects this proposition.
  • To set up or establish; to found; to form; to institute.
  • * Hooker
  • to erect a new commonwealth


    * build


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