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Word of the Day 03/28/20 Delegate

Delegate (noun, verb)
delegate [ noun del-i-git, -geyt; verb del-i-geyt ]


noun
1. a person designated to act for or represent another or others; deputy; representative, as in a political convention.
2. (formerly) the representative of a Territory in the U.S. House of Representatives.
3. a member of the lower house of the state legislature of Maryland, Virginia, or West Virginia.

verb (used with object), del·e·gat·ed, del·e·gat·ing.
4. to send or appoint (a person) as deputy or representative.
5. to commit (powers, functions, etc.) to another as agent or deputy.

OTHER WORDS FROM DELEGATE
del·e·ga·tee [del-i-guh-tee], noun
del·e·ga·tor [del-i-gey-ter], noun
non·del·e·gate, noun
pre·del·e·gate, noun, verb, pre·del·e·gat·ed, pre·del·e·gat·ing.
re·del·e·gate, verb (used with object), re·del·e·gat·ed, re·del·e·gat·ing.
sub·del·e·gate, noun
sub·del·e·gate, verb (used with object), sub·del·e·gat·ed, sub·del·e·gat·ing.
un·del·e·gat·ed, adjective

WORDS RELATED TO DELEGATE
commissioner, nominee, deputy, envoy, member, minister, senator, authorize, accredit, elect, assign, designate, entrust, relegate, ambassador, vicar, mouthpiece, viceroy, emissary, surrogate

SYNONYMS FOR DELEGATE
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5. entrust, assign, transfer.

Origin: 1350–1400; Middle English (noun) < Medieval Latin dēlēgātus, noun use of Latin: past participle of dēlēgāre to assign, equivalent to dē- de- + lēgātus deputed; see legate

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