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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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To give over a right or duty to another; entrust. Transfer power to someone.

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Used as a verb, listen here, it means: To give over a right or duty to another; entrust. Transfer power to someone. Used as a noun, listen here, it means: A person sent to speak and act for his or her group or branch; representative; One who is designated to represent another.

Usage examples (35)
  • You can delegate authority, but not responsibility.
  • Each delegate is allowed a certain number of advisors.
  • Under the delegate Selection Rules, a delegate is asked to "in good conscience reflect the sentiments of those who elected them."
  • These are what they call delegate equivalents, as opposed to the hard number of voters coming in, 9,870 for Barack Obama to 4,661. for more
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