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delegate Explained

delegate at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


delegate at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] [Date: 1400-1500; Language: Medieval Latin; Origin: delegatus, from Latin legare 'to send as a representative']// someone who has been elected or chosen to speak, vote, or take decisions for a group// representative// --Around 350 delegates attended the conference.//
delegate 2 v
1 [I and T] to give part of your power or work to someone in a lower position than you: --A good manager knows when to delegate.// --It takes experience to judge correctly how much power should be delegated.// delegate sth to sb// --Minor tasks should be delegated to your assistant.//
2 [T] to choose someone to do a particular job, or to be a representative of a group, organization etc: delegate sb to do sth// --I was delegated to find a suitable conference venue.//

delegate at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

78 Moby Thesaurus words for "delegate":
accredit, agent, alternate, ambassador, appoint, ascribe, assign,
authorize, buck, catchpole, charge, charter, choose, commend,
commissar, commissary, commission, commissionaire, commissioner,
commit, confide, consign, depute, deputize, deputy, designate,
designate an agent, detach, detail, devolute, devolve,
devolve upon, emissary, empower, enfeoff, entrust, envoy, factor,
give, give in charge, give in trust, go-between, hand on,
hand over, herald, infeudate, legate, license, mandate, messenger,
minister, mission, mouthpiece, name, nominate, pass on, pass over,
pick, plenipotentiary, post, proxy, relegate, remand, remit,
replacement, representative, secretary, select, send out,
spokesman, spokesperson, spokeswoman, stand-in, substitute,
surrogate, transfer, trust, warrant

delegate at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Substitution): {Thing substituted}: substitute, ersatz, makeshift, temporary expedient, replacement, stopgap, scapegoat, double, changeling, quid pro quo, alternative, representative, deputy, delegate.

[V] (Transfer): transfer, transmit, transport, transplant, convey, carry, bear, fetch, forward, shift, conduct, bring, tote, import, export, send, delegate, relegate, deliver, ship, embark.

[N] (Substitute): substitute, deputy, replacement, supplement, stand-in, delegate, representative.

[V] (Vicarious authority): commission, delegate, deputize, assign, charge, entrust, commit, authorize, permit.

[N] (Trustee): consignee, trustee, nominee, committee, agent, delegate, commissary, commissioner, emissary, envoy, messenger, embassy, ambassador, representative, consul, legate, nuncio, deputy.

[N] (Deputy): deputy, substitute, vice, proxy, delegate, representative, surrogate, regent, vizier, minister, lieutenant.

delegate at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun, verb
noun a person who is chosen or elected to represent the views of a group of people and vote and make decisions for them:
The conference was attended by delegates from 56 countries.
1 ~ (sth) (to sb) to give part of your work, power or authority to sb in a lower position than you:
[V] Some managers find it difficult to delegate. * [VN] The job had to be delegated to an assistant.
2 [VN to inf] [usually passive] to choose sb to do sth:
I've been delegated to organize the Christmas party.

Delegate at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Delegate \Del"e*gate\, a. [L. delegatus, p. p.]
Sent to act for or represent another; deputed; as, a delegate
judge. ``Delegate power.'' --Strype.

Delegate \Del"e*gate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Delegated}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Delegating}.]
1. To send as one's representative; to empower as an
ambassador; to send with power to transact business; to
commission; to depute; to authorize.

2. To intrust to the care or management of another; to
transfer; to assign; to commit.

The delegated administration of the law. --Locke.

Delegated executive power. --Bancroft.

The power exercised by the legislature is the
people's power, delegated by the people to the
legislative. --J. B. Finch.

Delegate \Del"e*gate\, n. [L. delegatus, p. p. of delegare to
send, delegate; de- + legare to send with a commission, to
depute. See {Legate}.]
1. Any one sent and empowered to act for another; one deputed
to represent; a chosen deputy; a representative; a
commissioner; a vicar.

(a) One elected by the people of a territory to represent
them in Congress, where he has the right of debating,
but not of voting.
(b) One sent by any constituency to act as its
representative in a convention; as, a delegate to a
convention for nominating officers, or for forming or
altering a constitution. [U.S.]

{Court of delegates}, formerly, the great court of appeal
from the archbishops' courts and also from the court of
admiralty. It is now abolished, and the privy council is
the immediate court of appeal in such cases. [Eng.]

delegate at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : a person appointed or elected to represent others
v 1: transfer power to someone [syn: {depute}]
2: give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task
to (a person) [syn: {designate}, {depute}, {assign}]

delegate at English (WD) Of Explained:



; Noun
  • Inter: enPR » dĕlʹĭ-gət, Inter: IPA » /ˈdɛlɪɡət/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"dElig@t/

  • ; Verb
    • Inter: enPR » dĕlʹĭ-gāt', Inter: IPA » /ˈdɛlɪˌɡeɪt/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"dEli%geIt/


      Inter: en-nou » n

  • a person authorized to act as representative for another; a deputy
    1. a representative at a conference, etc.
    2. Inter: U » S an appointed representative in some legislative bodies
    3. Inter: computin » g a type of variable storing a reference to a method with a particular signature, analogous to a function pointer


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      Inter: trans-top » deputy, envoy, representative

  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|موفد|m
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|делегат|m|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » bg|представител|m|sc=Cyrl
  • Catalan: delegat {{m}}, delegada {{f}}
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|delegát|m
  • Dutch: afgevaardigde {{m}}, gedelegeerde {{m}}
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|edustaja
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|délégué|m, Inter: t+ » fr|déléguée|f

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • German: Inter: t- » de|Delegierter|m, Inter: t+ » de|Abgeordneter|m, Inter: t+ » de|Vertreter|m
    • Greek: απεσταλμένος {{m}} (apestalménos), απεσταλμένη {{f}} (apestalménē)
    • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|בא-כוח|m|tr=bá-kóakh|sc=Hebr, Inter: t- » he|נציג|m|tr=natzíg|sc=Hebr
    • Interlingua: delegato {{m}}, delegata {{f}}
    • Japanese: 代表 (daihyō), 使節 (shisetsu), 代理人 (dairinin)
    • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|نماینده|sc=fa-Arab
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|delegado|m, Inter: t- » pt|delegada|f
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|neach-ionaid|m, Inter: t- » gd|riochdaire|m
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|delegado|m, Inter: t- » es|delegada|f
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|delege

    Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-verb » delegat|ing
  • to authorize someone to be a delegate
    1. to commit a task to someone, especially a subordinate
    2. Inter: computin » g Inter: Interne » t Inter: qualifier » of a subdomain to give away authority over a subdomain; to allow someone else to create sub-subdomains of a subdomain of yours


      Inter: trans-top » to commit a task to someone

  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|فوض
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|делегирам|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » bg|упълномощавам|sc=Cyrl
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|delegovat

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|déléguer
    • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|سپردن|sc=fa-Arab, Inter: t- » fa|تفویض کردن|sc=fa-Arab

    Inter: trans-botto » m
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    delegate {{f}}
  • Feminine plural form of delegato


    delegate {{f}}

  • Inter: plural of » delegata|lang=it



  • Inter: conjugation of » delegare||2|p|pres|ind|lang=it
    1. Inter: conjugation of » delegare||2|p|imp|lang=it
    2. Inter: form of » Feminine plural|delegato

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    Inter: la-verb-form » dēlēgāte
  • Inter: conjugation of » delego|dēlēgō|1|p|pres|act|imp|lang=la

  • Translation: et » delegate
    Translation: el » delegate
    Translation: eo » delegate
    Translation: fr » delegate
    Translation: ko » delegate
    Translation: io » delegate
    Translation: kn » delegate
    Translation: ku » delegate
    Translation: hu » delegate
    Translation: mg » delegate
    Translation: ml » delegate
    Translation: my » delegate
    Translation: pl » delegate
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    Translation: fi » delegate
    Translation: ta » delegate
    Translation: te » delegate
    Translation: tr » delegate
    Translation: vi » delegate
    Translation: zh » delegate