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Delegate meaning and definition


In layman's terms - someone chosen to represent another

Delegate Definition & Meaning

To delegate means to choose someone to do something for you, and give them the power to act as if they were you. For example lets say a teacher chooses a student to be the class representative. That person gets to speak on behalf of the class. In this scenario, the teacher is delegating the responsibility of representing the class to that student.

Delegate Used in a Sentence

  1. Ramirez delegated his household chores to his little sister.
  2. The coach delegated the designing of the team's uniform to me.
  3. As a volunteer at the animal shelter, Jennifer was delegated to walk the dogs.

Delegate Similar Words & Phrases (Synonyms)

  1. Assign
  2. Give power to
  3. Chosen to represent
  4. Representative
  5. Entrust

Delegate Opposite Words & Phrases (Antonyms)

  1. Retain
  2. Confiscate
  3. Disallow
  4. Keep
  5. Micromanage


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