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delegate

verb
 
 
/ˈdelɪɡeɪt/
[I or T] MANAGEMENT to give a particular job, duty, etc. to someone else so that they do it for you: He was always overburdened with too many trivial tasks because he found it impossible to delegate.delegate authority/powers/responsibility The Board may delegate its authority to any duly appointed committee.delegate sth to sb A manufacturer can delegate some or all of its overseas operations to an export house.
[T] MEETINGS to choose or elect someone to speak or vote for a group, especially at a meeting: delegate sb to do sth The company director, who prepared their submission, cannot be here and has delegated her deputy to present it for her.
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