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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


Synonymsdepute


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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