delegate

  • 1 delegate — del·e·gate 1 / de li gət/ n [Medieval Latin delegatus, from Latin, past participle of delegare to appoint, put in charge]: a person empowered to act on behalf of another: as a: a person who is authorized to perform another s duties under a… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 delegate — n Delegate, deputy, representative designate a person who stands in place of another or others. It is not always possible to distinguish these words, for they are all used in different places or at different times to designate persons whose… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 Delegate — Del e*gate, a. [L. delegatus, p. p.] Sent to act for or represent another; deputed; as, a delegate judge. Delegate power. Strype. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Delegate — Del e*gate, n. [L. delegatus, p. p. of delegare to send, delegate; de + legare to send with a commission, to depute. See {Legate}.] 1. Any one sent and empowered to act for another; one deputed to represent; a chosen deputy; a representative; a… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 delegate — [n] representative, often governmental agent, alternate, ambassador, appointee, catchpole*, commissioner, consul, deputy, emissary, envoy, factor, front*, legate, member, member of congress, minister, mouthpiece, nominee, people’s choice, pinch… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 Delegate — Del e*gate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Delegated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Delegating}.] 1. To send as one s representative; to empower as an ambassador; to send with power to transact business; to commission; to depute; to authorize. [1913 Webster] 2. To… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 delegate to — index authorize Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 8 delegate — (n.) late 15c., from O.Fr. delegat or directly from L. delegatus, pp. of delegare to send as a representative, from de from, away (see DE (Cf. de )) + legare send with a commission (see LEGATE (Cf. legate)). The verb is from 1520s. Related:… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 delegate — ► NOUN 1) a person sent to represent others, in particular at a conference. 2) a member of a committee. ► VERB 1) entrust (a task or responsibility) to another person. 2) authorize (someone) to act as a representative. DERIVATIVES delegator …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 delegate — [del′ə git; ] for v. [, del′əgāt΄] n. [ME delegat < ML delegatus < pp. of L delegare, to send from one place to another, appoint, assign < de , from + legare, to send: see LEGATE] 1. a person authorized or sent to speak and act for… …

    English World dictionary

  • 11 delegate — ▪ I. delegate del‧e‧gate 1 [ˈdelgt] noun [countable] someone who has been elected or chosen to speak, vote, or take decisions for a group: • Around 350 delegates attended the conference. • Delegates to the union s annual meeting are expected to …

    Financial and business terms

  • 12 Delegate — For other uses, see Delegate (disambiguation). A delegate is a person who speaks or acts on behalf of an organization (e.g., a government, a charity, an NGO, or a trade union) at a meeting or conference between organizations of the same level… …

    Wikipedia

  • 13 delegate — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ conference, congress, convention ▪ congressional, government, party, union ▪ Democratic …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 14 delegate — I n. 1) a party delegate 2) a delegate at large 3) a delegate to (a delegate to a convention) II v. 1) (B) he delegated his responsibilities to a deputy 2) (H) she was delegated to represent us * * * [ delɪgeɪt] (B) he delegated his… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 15 delegate — I UK [ˈdeləɡət] / US noun [countable] Word forms delegate : singular delegate plural delegates ** someone who is chosen to represent a group of other people at a meeting II UK [ˈdeləɡeɪt] / US [ˈdeləˌɡeɪt] verb Word forms delegate : present tense …

    English dictionary

  • 16 delegate — 01. Listen, you re working too hard. That s why you have an assistant. You ve got to learn to [delegate] more of your work to her. 02. Jasmine was chosen as the class [delegate] to speak to the teacher about their plans for the graduation… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 17 delegate — del|e|gate1 [ˈdelıgıt] n [Date: 1400 1500; : Medieval Latin; Origin: delegatus, from Latin legare to send as a representative ] someone who has been elected or chosen to speak, vote, or take decisions for a group →↑representative ▪ Around 350… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 delegate — I. noun Etymology: Middle English delegat, from Medieval Latin delegatus, from Latin, past participle of delegare to delegate, from de + legare to send more at legate Date: 15th century a person acting for another: as a. a representative to a… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19 delegate — del|e|gate1 [ delə,geıt ] verb * 1. ) intransitive or transitive to give part of your work, duties, or responsibilities to someone who is more junior: Because Henry hated to delegate, he was always overworked. delegate something to someone: He… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 delegate — ♦♦♦ delegates, delegating, delegated (The noun is pronounced [[t]de̱lɪgət[/t]]. The verb is pronounced [[t]de̱lɪgeɪt[/t]].) 1) N COUNT A delegate is a person who is chosen to vote or make decisions on behalf of a group of other people, especially …

    English dictionary


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