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Appoint

To designate, select, or assign authority to a position or an office.

Although sometimes used interchangeably, elect and appoint do not have the same meaning. Election refers to the selection of a public officer by the qualified voters of the community, and appointment refers to the selection of a public officer by one authorized by law to do so.

appoint

verb approve, assign, authorize, charge, charter, choose, commission, confirm, constituere, creare, create, delegate, depute, designate, destinare, dicere, employ, empower, engage, enlist, entrust, establish, facere, give a mandate, license, name, pick, pick out, require, sanction, select
Associated concepts: appoint to fill a vacancy, appoint under a will, appointing officer, appointing power, appointive office, public officers
See also: allocate, allot, assign, authorize, bestow, charge, choose, clothe, delegate, designate, detail, dispense, employ, empower, engage, entrust, furnish, hire, induct, instate, invest, nominate, parcel, provide, vest

appoint

to nominate (a person), under a power granted in a deed or will, to take an interest in property.
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Besides, Governor Ambode thanked the former permanent secretaries whose retirement necessitated the appointment and swearing-in of the new appointees, for their contributions to the civil service.
The three other appointees left their posts at the Commerce Department after they were denied permanent security clearances, the Post reported.
Should this happen, which is not far-fetched, it would raise the number of his appointees from 15 to 26.
I have had the opportunity to speak to the Governor about a number of his appointees.
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But, as Lewis and Waterman (2013) argue, these seemingly insignificant and "invisible" appointees deserve more attention because they are of increasing importance for presidents pursuing political control of the bureaucracy.
As Trump's cabinet confirmations are set to begin in late January, Democrats could look to garner a handful of Republican support to block some of Trump's appointees.
Gunigundo warned that the appointments could be illegal because these violate the Tariff Code providing that only BOC appointees can man positions currently held by the BOC generals.
Appointees are not allowed to serve more than two four-year terms on the commission.
Appointees also tend to have more education and a longer history in private or nonprofit management than their counterparts in the civil service.
Douglas, the last Roosevelt appointee on the Court.
A pro-Daley voting record isn't a good thing in the black community, so those appointees become more vulnerable during elections," he said.