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DELEGATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does delegate mean? 

DELEGATE (noun)
  The noun DELEGATE has 1 sense:

1. a person appointed or elected to represent others

  Familiarity information: DELEGATE used as a noun is very rare.


DELEGATE (verb)
  The verb DELEGATE has 2 senses:

1. transfer power to someone
2. give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)

  Familiarity information: DELEGATE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DELEGATE (noun)


Sense 1delegate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A person appointed or elected to represent others

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("delegate" is a kind of...):

representative (a person who represents others)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "delegate"):

apostolic delegate ((Roman Catholic Church) a representative of the Holy See in a country that has no formal diplomatic relations with it)


DELEGATE (verb)


Sense 1delegate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Transfer power to someone

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

delegate; depute

Hypernyms (to "delegate" is one way to...):

assign; delegate; depute; designate (give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person))

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something to somebody


Sense 2delegate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

assign; delegate; designate; depute

Hypernyms (to "delegate" is one way to...):

appoint; charge (assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "delegate"):

break; bump; demote; kick downstairs; relegate (assign to a lower position; reduce in rank)

advance; elevate; kick upstairs; promote; raise; upgrade (give a promotion to or assign to a higher position)

mandate (assign under a mandate)

delegate; depute (transfer power to someone)

reassign; transfer (transfer somebody to a different position or location of work)

regiment (assign to a regiment)

place (place somebody in a particular situation or location)

task (assign a task to)

devolve (pass on or delegate to another)

cast (assign the roles of (a movie or a play) to actors)

post (assign to a post; put into a post)

cast (select to play,sing, or dance a part in a play, movie, musical, opera, or ballet)

mandate (assign authority to)

place (assign to (a job or a home))

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody something
Somebody ----s something to somebody
Somebody ----s somebody PP

Sentence example:

They delegate him to write the letter


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