elect (v.)
pick out, choose, select
E3 I.i.142[King Edward to Prince Edward] In every shire elect a several band
MM I.i.18[Duke to Escalus, of Angelo] we have ... / Elected him our absence to supply
R2 III.ii.57[King Richard to Aumerle] The breath of worldly men cannot depose / The deputy elected by the Lord
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