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delegate

del·e·gate

delegate

 
 
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
pronunciation: de l gt
definition: a person who is chosen to speak or act for others.
The class chose me as its delegate to the student government.
synonyms:
representative
similar words:
agent, alternate, ambassador, deputy, mouthpiece
 
part of speech: verb
pronunciation: de l geIt
inflections: delegated, delegates, delegating
definition 1: to give or pass on to another; make the responsibility of someone else.
Before she went away, my mother delegated the dusting and vacuuming to me.
synonyms:
authorize, entrust
similar words:
assign, charge, commission
definition 2: to choose or send as an agent or representative.
The college delegated one student to attend a national meeting on the environment.
synonyms:
charge
similar words:
appoint, assign, commission, designate, name
derivation: delegable (adj.)
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