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English definition of “delegate”

delegate

verb  /ˈdel·ɪˌɡeɪt/ us  

delegate verb (GIVE)

[I/T] to give a job or responsibility to someone in a lower position instead of doing it yourself: [T] Personnel matters made him uncomfortable, and he increasingly delegated them to others.

delegate verb (CHOOSE)

[T] to choose someone to represent a group: Four teachers were delegated to represent the school at the conference.
(Definition of delegate verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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