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delegate
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Great Expectations
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as in: delegate the job Define
assign tasks to other people (rather than doing them personally)
  • The responsible duty of making the toast was delegated to the Aged, and that excellent old gentleman was so intent upon it that he seemed to me in some danger of melting his eyes.

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  • As the company grew larger, she had to delegate more responsibility to others.
  • But I had not yet learned to delegate authority.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers

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as in: is a delegate Define
a person appointed or elected to represent others
as in: delegate the job Define
assign tasks to other people (rather than doing them personally)
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