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delegate

del·e·gate

delegate

 
 
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
pronunciation: de l gt
definition: a person who is authorized to speak or act for one or more others, such as a representative to a conference or convention.
Delegates from each state assembled for the convention.
synonyms:
representative
similar words:
agent, alternate, ambassador, appointee, deputy, emissary, envoy, mouthpiece, proxy, spokesperson, stand-in
 
part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: de l geIt
inflections: delegated, delegates, delegating
definition 1: to give or entrust (one's authority, functions, or the like) to another.
He should delegate some of his responsibilities to others instead of taking on everything himself.
synonyms:
authorize, depute, entrust
similar words:
assign, charge, commend, commission, commit
definition 2: to appoint or send as an agent or representative.
She was delegated to represent her company at the conference.The teacher delegated one of the students to supervise the class in his absence.
synonyms:
charge, depute, deputize
similar words:
appoint, assign, commission, designate, name
derivation: delegable (adj.)
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