Elect vs Delegate - What's the difference?
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?
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
* Bible, Luke xviii. 7
- Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect , in whom my soul delighteth.
- Shall not God avenge his won elect ?
To choose or make a decision (to do something)
To choose (a candidate) in an election
(used only after the noun) Who has been elected in a specified post, but has not yet entered office.
* 1811 , Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility , chapter 16
- He is the President-elect .
Chosen; taken by preference from among two or more.
- 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 .
* Bible, 1 Timothy v. 21
- colours quaint elect
- the elect angels
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
* See also
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