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delegate
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Don Quixote
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as in: delegate the job Define
assign tasks to other people (rather than doing them personally)
  • Sancho stayed behind with the stew. and invested with plenary delegated authority seated himself at the head of the table, and the landlord sat down with him, for he was no less fond of cow-heel and calves’ feet than Sancho was.

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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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