Definition of president-elect in English:


Pronunciation /ˈˌprɛz(ə)dənt əˈlɛkt/

nounplural noun presidents-elect

  • A person who has been elected president but has not yet taken up office.

    as title ‘President-elect Pearman’
    • ‘He said that the new director of the service should be elected after consultations between the government and the president-elect.’
    • ‘He is the president-elect of the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.’
    • ‘The president-elect was alluding to the biggest concern of Peru's ruling elite regarding the case.’
    • ‘The incident emphasises the gulf between the president-elect and his own supporters.’
    • ‘State presidents and presidents-elect brought encouraging reports.’
    • ‘As I write this, no one knows who will be the president-elect of the United States.’
    • ‘The president-elect is likely to bring new leaders into office and this could set into motion processes that bring changes in policy.’
    • ‘Before a president-elect has time to prove himself in office, he gets tested in transition.’
    • ‘The president-elect needs to be bold in recruiting his ministers.’
    • ‘A more serious analysis of the issues was also to be expected because Eisenhower, like all presidents-elect, realized he would have to grapple with the world's problems within a matter of weeks.’
    • ‘This pattern has solidified the president-elect's victory and bestowed a constitutionally mandated authority upon him.’
    • ‘The president-elect will certainly have his hands full.’
    • ‘I don't understand why your president-elect should have any problem saying that he is ‘Chinese.’’
    • ‘The U.S. president-elect will have to pay attention.’
    • ‘Obviously, however, a president-elect was in no position to assure the American people that there were no troops in Cambodia.’
    • ‘‘This form of communication could become a tradition,’ the president-elect said.’
    • ‘Under normal circumstances, a president-elect would have more than two months after the election to prepare his move into the White House.’
    • ‘Temple officials beat drums and rang bells to welcome the president-elect, while neighborhood residents set off firecrackers.’
    • ‘Logically a president in power for 4 years is more likely to have a more structured understanding of complex problems than a president-elect.’
    • ‘Ministerial appointments in Indonesia, as elsewhere, are the exclusive privilege of the president-elect.’