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delegate
as in:  is a delegate


She is a delegate representing our state at the national convention.
  a person appointed or elected to represent others
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Standard suffix pronunciation:  When a word ends in "ate" and can be used as a verb or a noun/adjective, the last syllable of the word is often pronounced differently depending upon how it is used. The verb is typically pronounced with a long "a" as in the word "ate", but the noun or adjective is typically pronounced with a soft "a" which sounds more like "ut" as in the word "hut".
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  • She is a delegate representing our state at the national convention.
  • two men approached Cesar and introduced themselves as members of a special Mexican delegation.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
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Associated words [difficulty]:   delegate [2]
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Most commonly used in these subjects:   History, Public Policy & Politics, Law
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