Definition of electable in English:



  • (of a politician or party) having the qualities which make election likely or plausible.

    ‘he was the most electable candidate in the field’
    • ‘They are betraying our democracy by not providing an electable alternative.’
    • ‘I mean, the reason I think she's the most electable Democrat has nothing to do with race or gender.’
    • ‘He not only had to turn Labour into an electable party once again; he had to convince the electorate that he had.’
    • ‘Being electable means having certain qualities.’
    • ‘I propose that we take those 135 highly qualified and electable leaders and put them in charge of a special committee.’
    • ‘He's continuing to make the case that he would be the most electable next November.’
    • ‘So New Hampshire voters figured that he is a triumphantly electable winner.’
    • ‘In terms of presidential politics, a centrist candidate may be more electable in theory.’
    • ‘Voters decided that other candidates spoke more directly to their concerns, or would be more electable in November.’
    • ‘And others might say that he just isn't electable as prime minister.’