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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Authorizing subordinates to make certain decisions.

Usage examples (30)
  • Verb (used with object), : He has been relegated to a post at the fringes of the diplomatic service. ,He relegates the less pleasant tasks to his assistant
  • Such internally driven choices become selection pressures, once again relegating natural selection to the back seat.
  • Soon after, Lincoln took matters in hand, relegating
  • So is the U.S. relegating human rights to the back burner? for more
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