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[ih-lek-tuh-buh l] /ɪˈlɛk tə bəl/
capable of, or having a reasonable chance of, being elected, as to public office.
Origin of electable
1875-80; elect + -able
Related forms
electability, noun
reelectability, noun
reelectable, adjective
unelectable, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for electable
  • If you have a better candidate that is electable put them out there.
  • Given appropriate conditions, lots of people are electable.
  • But he's made too many odd statements to be electable.
  • She too has suppressed her crypto-communist views so as to make herself all the more electable.
  • Self-contained and s electable counter balance system provides effortless balance for ease of motion.
  • How these tax statuses affect a consolidated return, if one is required or electable, is a matter for another day.
  • We don't care if you or other pundits think he's not electable.
  • Making and keeping the party electable was one cause of the occasional appearance of this concern, but it was not the only cause.
  • After all, he is justly famous for making a spent political party electable again after endless years in opposition.
Word Origin and History for electable

1758; see elect (v.) + -able. Related: Electability.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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