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verb delegate pronunciation in British English /ˈdeləɡeɪt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theydelegate
he/she/itdelegates
present participledelegating
past tensedelegated
past participledelegated

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  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to give part of your work, duties, or responsibilities to someone who is junior to you
    Because Henry hated to delegate, he was always overworked.
    delegate something to someone: He always delegates boring tasks to his assistant.
  2. 2
    [transitive] to choose someone to do a job for you or to represent you
    Bill was delegated to fetch the manager.

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