Elect vs Delegate - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between elect and delegate

is that elect is one chosen or set apart while delegate is a person authorized to act as representative for another; a deputy.

As verbs the difference between elect and delegate

is that elect is to choose or make a decision (to do something) while delegate is to authorize someone to be a delegate.

As an adjective elect

is (used only after the noun) who has been elected in a specified post, but has not yet entered office.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

elect

English

Noun

(en-noun)
  • One chosen or set apart.
  • (uncountable, theology) In Calvinist theology, one foreordained to Heaven. In other Christian theologies, someone chosen by God for salvation.
  • * Bible, Isaiah xlii. 1
  • Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect , in whom my soul delighteth.
  • * Bible, Luke xviii. 7
  • Shall not God avenge his won elect ?

    Antonyms

    * reprobate

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To choose or make a decision (to do something)
  • To choose (a candidate) in an election
  • Adjective

    (-)
  • (used only after the noun) Who has been elected in a specified post, but has not yet entered office.
  • He is the President-elect .
  • * 1811 , Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility , chapter 16
  • She began almost to feel a dislike of Edward; and it ended, as every feeling must end with her, by carrying back her thoughts to Willoughby, whose manners formed a contrast sufficiently striking to those of his brother elect .
  • Chosen; taken by preference from among two or more.
  • * Spenser
  • colours quaint elect
  • * Bible, 1 Timothy v. 21
  • the elect angels

    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