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delegate

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈdel.ɪ.ɡət/
C1 a person chosen or elected by a group to speak, vote, etc. for them, especially at a meeting: Delegates have voted in favour of the motion. Each union elects several delegates to the annual conference.
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verb uk   us   /ˈdel.ɪ.ɡeɪt/

delegate verb (GIVE)

C2 [I or T] to give a particular job, duty, right, etc. to someone else so that they do it for you: As a boss you have to delegate (responsibilities to your staff). Authority to make financial decisions has been delegated to a special committee.

delegate verb (CHOOSE PERSON)

[T + obj + to infinitive ] to choose or elect someone to speak, vote, etc. for a group, especially at a meeting: A group of four teachers were delegated to represent their colleagues at the union conference.
Translations of “delegate”
in Vietnamese ủy thác…
in Spanish delegar…
in Thai มอบให้ทำแทน…
in Malaysian wakil…
in French déléguer…
in German übertragen…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指會議的)代表…
in Indonesian mewakilkan…
in Russian делегат, представитель…
in Turkish heyet, delege, temsilci…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指会议的)代表…
in Polish delegat/ka, wysłanni-k/czka…
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