elect-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: vote into an office

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP[agent[plural]] ELECT NP[patient]

That politician is not likely to get elected next term.
They have elected three new members to the board of directors.
That country is electing its first president, after centuries of monarchy.

VerbNet: appoint-29.1
FrameNet: Change_of_leadership
PropBank: elect.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: select or choose something

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP[agent] ELECT

You can elect to take that chemistry course either freshman or sophomore year.
I have elected not to roll my current CD over into another 13-month CD.
His children are electing to sell the family business and take their individual shares as cash.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: Choosing
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2