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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.
(Definition of delegate verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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