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elective

adjective

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subject to one’s freedom of choice

  • a plastic surgeon who mainly does face-lifting and other kinds of elective surgery

Synonyms of elective

discretionary , optional , voluntary

Words Related to elective

alternate , alternative , chosen

dispensable , unnecessary , unneeded , unwanted

Near Antonyms of elective

essential , indispensable , necessary , requisite

Antonyms of elective

compulsory , mandatory , nonelective , nonvoluntary , obligatory , required


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/ɪˈlektɪv/

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    an elective position is one that someone holds because people have voted for them

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    elective medical treatment is treatment that you choose to have, rather than treatment that is necessary

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      American an elective course of study is one that you choose to do, rather than one that you must do

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