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delegate
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Harry Potter (#5) and the Order of the Phoenix
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as in: delegate the job Define
assign tasks to other people (rather than doing them personally)
  • He delegated to Kreacher the task of telling me what had happened.

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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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unspecified meaning
  • ’I suppose because it is a headmaster’s privilege to delegate less enjoyable tasks,’ said Snape silkily.

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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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