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English noun: delegate

1. delegate (person) a person appointed or elected to represent others

Broader (hypernym)representative

Narrower (hyponym)apostolic delegate

English verb: delegate

1. delegate (social) transfer power to someone


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something to somebody

Broader (hypernym)assign, delegate, depute, designate

2. delegate (social) give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)

ExamplesThey delegate him to write the letter

Synonymsassign, depute, designate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP

Broader (hypernym)appoint, charge

Narrower (hyponym)advance, break, bump, cast, cast, delegate, demote, depute, devolve, elevate, kick downstairs, kick upstairs, mandate, mandate, place, place, post, promote, raise, reassign, regiment, relegate, task, transfer, upgrade

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