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Synonyms for elective
ɪˈlɛk tɪvelec·tive

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Princeton's WordNet4.0 / 1 vote

  1. elective course, electiveadjective

    a course that the student can select from among alternatives

    elective course

    appointive, nonelective, nominated, nominative, nonelected, obligatory, non-elective, appointed

  2. elective, electedadjective

    subject to popular election

    "elective official"


    nominative, non-elective, nominated, nonelective, appointed, nonelected, appointive, obligatory

  3. electiveadjective

    not compulsory

    "elective surgery"; "an elective course of study"


    non-elective, nonelected, nominated, appointed, nominative, obligatory, nonelective, appointive

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "elective":

    non-emergency, non-elective, non-urgent, optional, elected, buyback

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  1. Kayleigh McEnany:

    The entirety of their messaging seems to be taking aim at half the country with their ‘MAGA Republicans’ demonization and focusing on abortion, an issue they are on the wrong side of as polling shows most Americans oppose elective abortion in the second and third trimesters.

  2. Ken Paxton:

    Just two days ago, the Fifth Circuit dissolved the District Court's previous restraining order because it failed to apply settled law to the facts, we will once again ask the Fifth Circuit to uphold Governor Abbott's decision to stop all elective medical procedures during the COVID-19 crisis.

  3. Ted Morgan:

    The elective system ... offered a bewildering freedom of choice, leaving some graduates with the impression that they had nibbled at dozens of canaps of knowledge and never had their fill.

  4. Raymond Bingham:

    The economic downturn resulted in changes in the way people drive, with people taking fewer elective trips.

  5. Do No Harm:

    The Board must immediately suspend Elective Program or revise The Board terms to ensure that applicants of all races receive equal consideration, the University’s ‘ Underrepresented in Medicine Student Clerkship Grant is a program to ‘ support and encourage medical students who identify as underrepresented in medicine( URiM). ’ Awardees receive a $ 2,500 stipend to cover the cost of living expenses, additional travel stipends, and many professional and career development opportunities.

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