delegate - definition and synonyms


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present tense
present participledelegating
past tensedelegated
past participledelegated
  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.