Delegate vs Candidate - What's the difference?

delegate | candidate |


As nouns the difference between delegate and candidate

is that delegate is a person authorized to act as representative for another; a deputy while candidate is a person who is running in an election or who is applying to a position for a job.

As a verb delegate

is to authorize someone to be a delegate.

delegate

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • a person authorized to act as representative for another; a deputy
  • a representative at a conference, etc.
  • (US) an appointed representative in some legislative bodies
  • (computing) a type of variable storing a reference to a method with a particular signature, analogous to a function pointer
  • Synonyms

    * See also

    Verb

    (delegat)
  • to authorize someone to be a delegate
  • to commit a task to someone, especially a subordinate
  • (computing, Internet) (of a subdomain) to give away authority over a subdomain; to allow someone else to create sub-subdomains of a subdomain of yours
  • candidate

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A person who is running in an election or who is applying to a position for a job.
  • A participant in an examination.
  • Something or somebody maybe suitable for or in danger of something or somebody.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=May-June, author=Kevin Heng
  • , title= Why Does Nature Form Exoplanets Easily? , volume=101, issue=3, page=184, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=In the past two years, NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope has located nearly 3,000 exoplanet candidates ranging from sub-Earth-sized minions to gas giants that dwarf our own Jupiter.}}
  • Synonym for candidate gene.
  • Derived terms

    * candidacy * Manchurian candidate

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