June 25th, 2019

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Tuesday word: Delegate

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Delegate (noun, verb)
del·e·gate [n. del-i-git, -geyt; v. del-i-geyt]


noun
1. a person designated to act for or represent another or others; deputy; representative, as in a political convention.
2. (formerly) the representative of a Territory in the U.S. House of Representatives.
3. a member of the lower house of the state legislature of Maryland, Virginia, or West Virginia.

verb used with object
4. to send or appoint (a person) as deputy or representative.
5. to commit (powers, functions, etc.) to another as agent or deputy.

RELATED FORMS
del·e·ga·tee [del-i-guh-tee] /ˌdɛl ɪ gəˈti/, noun
del·e·ga·tor [del-i-gey-ter] /ˈdɛl ɪˌgeɪ tər/, noun
non·del·e·gate, noun
pre·del·e·gate, noun, verb, pre·del·e·gat·ed, pre·del·e·gat·ing.
re·del·e·gate, verb (used with object), re·del·e·gat·ed, re·del·e·gat·ing.
sub·del·e·gate, noun
sub·del·e·gate, verb (used with object), sub·del·e·gat·ed, sub·del·e·gat·ing.
un·del·e·gat·ed, adjective

RELATED WORDS
commissioner, nominee, deputy, envoy, member, minister, senator, authorize, accredit, elect, assign, designate, entrust, relegate, ambassador, vicar, mouthpiece, viceroy, emissary, surrogate

Synonyms
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5. entrust, assign, transfer.

Origin: 1350–1400; Middle English (noun) < Medieval Latin delegatus, noun use of Latin: past participle of delegare to assign, equivalent to de- de- + legatus deputed; see legate

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