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delegate
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Moby Dick
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as in: delegate the job Define
assign tasks to other people (rather than doing them personally)
  • It will readily be seen that in this case the alleged right of the Duke to the whale was a delegated one from the Sovereign.

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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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