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delegate
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1  —as in:
is a delegate
Definition a person appointed or elected to represent others
  • She is a delegate representing our state at the national convention.
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • two men approached Cesar and introduced themselves as members of a special Mexican delegation.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • delegation = a group of people appointed or elected to represent others
  • It was a half-page torn out of The Times of about ten years earlier — the top half of the page, so that it included the date — and it contained a photograph of the delegates at some Party function in New York.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • delegates = people representing others
  • I turned around and saw most of the town people and the entire bus delegation looking at me.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
delegation = people who rode the bus into town rather than living there

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2  —as in:
delegate the job
Definition assign tasks to other people (rather than doing them personally)
  • As the company grew larger, she had to delegate more responsibility to others.
delegate = assign tasks to other people (rather than doing them herself)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • But I had not yet learned to delegate authority.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • delegate = assign tasks to other people (rather than doing them personally)
  • They say that historical personages have power only because they fulfill the will of the people which has been delegated to them.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • I understood now that Stone had been delegated to break the news.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • He delegated to Kreacher the task of telling me what had happened.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • The funds were to be used liberally in pursuit of the assignments delegated to me.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • She turned on her netlink as soon as she reached the elevator, delegating the coronation proceedings to a corner of her vision.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • He delegated Doug Sanders and Mick Mahmud as firetenders, passed the word that no one else was to put fuel on the fires.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Tunnel In the Sky
  • But consider—you need not be afraid of delegating power to me.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • 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.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick

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