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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

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DELEGATE
The Stalwarts hoped to swarm the convention and force a challenge to the delegate roll.
THE GOP’S LAST IDENTITY CRISIS REMADE U.S. POLITICS|MICHAEL WOLRAICH|JULY 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST

Under the Soviet regime, people preferred to delegate power and decision-making to others—Stalin, for example.
INSIDE ‘MAIDAN’: SERGEI LOZNITSA ON HIS UKRAINIAN UPRISING DOC AND PUTIN’S ‘FASCIST’ REGIME|RICHARD PORTON|MAY 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST

Though the commander-in-chief should delegate as much as possible, wartime relationships matter.
HOW OBAMA LOST AFGHANISTAN|ELISE JORDAN|APRIL 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST

It seemed that little Shirley Temple had grown up to be a delegate to the United Nations.
WHEN HOLLYWOOD FLIRTED WITH PORN: 1969, ‘MYRA BRECKINRIDGE,’ ‘BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS,’ & 20TH CENTURY FOX|ROBERT HOFLER|FEBRUARY 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST

This is more important than it may seem because it only allows a two-week window where delegate contests have to be proportional.
WITH NEW PRIMARY RULES, RNC PANEL WILL AID THE ESTABLISHMENT IN 2016|BEN JACOBS|JANUARY 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST

The first abstract of votes polled in St. Croix county was for delegate to Congress and for county officers.
FIFTY YEARS IN THE NORTHWEST|WILLIAM HENRY CARMAN FOLSOM

It does not say that a delegate must not be a woman, or must be a man.
SAMANTHA AMONG THE BRETHREN, PART 7.|JOSIAH ALLEN'S WIFE (MARIETTA HOLLEY)

I am the unworthy servant and delegate of him who holds the keys.
THE WHITE COMPANY|ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE

I propose to you that we appoint our leader here, Le Chapelier, to be that delegate.
SCARAMOUCHE|RAFAEL SABATINI

A Delegate—It was not put in the form of an amendment; it was put as a distinct motion.
PROCEEDINGS OF THE SECOND NATIONAL CONSERVATION CONGRESS|VARIOUS
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