election collocations and examples

 UK /ɪˈlekʃ(ə)n/

Explore meanings in the Dictionary

an occasion when people vote


Adjectives frequently used with election
fair: democratic, fair, freeThe Prime Minister was appointed after a democratic election.sudden: snapThe government is keen to call a snap election because there are a whole number of financial scandals which might implicate ministers next year.types of election: congressional, council, general, leadership, local, mayoral, municipal, national, parliamentary, presidential, statePeople tend to vote differently in general and local elections.part way through a government’s time in power: midtermThe Democrats made major gains in the 1930 midterm elections.
Verbs frequently used with election
hold an election: conduct, have, holdThe Committee resigned and elections were held for the Committee positions.win an election: be elected in, defeat someone in, winLabour won the election with the votes of 22 percent of the electorate.lose an election: loseLabour lost the 2019 election.fight an election: contest, fight, participate in, stand inHe stood in the election as an independent candidate.vote in an election: cast a vote in, vote inFewer than half of the electroate voted in yesterday’s local elections.call an election: callHe resigned as Prime Minister in December.try to influence the result of an election: interfere in, rigFor over 20 years he has maintained control by rigging elections.not take part in an election: boycottThey urged Nicaraguans to boycott the election.see whether an election is fair: monitorThe Electoral Commission is an independent body set up by Parliament to monitor elections.
 
Vocabulary quiz: trending words of 2020

Macmillan learn live love play