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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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Conversely, there are political appointees with exceptional abilities who reenergize agencies and lead innovative programs such as James Lee Witt at the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the 1990s (Lewis 2008).
Current UT System Regent Steve Hicks - who was reappointed by Abbott - and new appointees David Beck and Sara Martinez Tucker were confirmed by sizable majorities two weeks after being grilled by senators during their nominations hearing for more than five hours.
There are more than 40 corporations of the state government, wherein the chairman and non- official directors are political appointees.
The Senate's appointees are Stuart Hill of Searcy, vice president and treasurer of White County Medical Center, and Brenda James of Little Rock, a math coach in the Little Rock School District.
Jim Winsor said that they were looking for appointees to represent the county geographically as well, one each from the eastern, central and western portions of the municipality.
28/2013 resolved to appoint a Select Committee to vet the appointees of the president in accordance to Regulations 148 of its Conduct of Business Regulations 2011.
During this feeling-out stage, senators can have significant influence over the President's eventual choice, and GunVoters should already be pushing for pro-Second Amendment appointees.
According to a University of Illinois at Chicago analysis, appointees are likely to vote with Daley, with 12 of the appointees on the council voting with the mayor on 100 percent of "key issues" between May 21, 2007, and April 30, 2008.
The Cabinet Office says senior fixed term appointees are consultants brought in from outside the civil service or seconded from other departments.
President Barack Obama will freeze the salaries of senior White House officials and other top political appointees for savings of $4 million in fiscal 2011, a senior administration official said on Tuesday.
The Senate's role in confirmation of political appointees.
These pledges, as well as other actions in the president's first few weeks in office, signal that increased ethics restrictions on government appointees, lobbyists and contractors have arrived.