Delegate (noun, verb)
del·e·gate [n. del-i-git, -geyt; v. del-i-geyt]
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.
del·e·ga·tee [del-i-guh-tee] /ˌdɛl ɪ gəˈti/, noun
del·e·ga·tor [del-i-gey-ter] /ˈdɛl ɪˌgeɪ tər/, 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, verb (used with object), sub·del·e·gat·ed, sub·del·e·gat·ing.
commissioner, nominee, deputy, envoy, member, minister, senator, authorize, accredit, elect, assign, designate, entrust, relegate, ambassador, vicar, mouthpiece, viceroy, emissary, surrogate
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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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The Stalwarts hoped to swarm the convention and force a challenge to the delegate roll.
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Under the Soviet regime, people preferred to delegate power and decision-making to others—Stalin, for example.
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Though the commander-in-chief should delegate as much as possible, wartime relationships matter.
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It seemed that little Shirley Temple had grown up to be a delegate to the United Nations.
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This is more important than it may seem because it only allows a two-week window where delegate contests have to be proportional.
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The first abstract of votes polled in St. Croix county was for delegate to Congress and for county officers.
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It does not say that a delegate must not be a woman, or must be a man.
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I am the unworthy servant and delegate of him who holds the keys.
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I propose to you that we appoint our leader here, Le Chapelier, to be that delegate.
A Delegate—It was not put in the form of an amendment; it was put as a distinct motion.
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