delegate vs relegate

delegate relegate


  • 1) a representative at a conference, etc.
  • 2) a person authorized to act as representative for another; a deputy
  • 3) US an appointed representative in some legislative bodies
  • 4) computing a type of variable storing a reference to a method with a particular signature, analogous to a function pointer
  • 5) An elected or appointed representative of a US territory in the House of Representatives who is entitled to speak but not vote.
  • 6) A representative to a conference or convention.
  • 7) A member of a House of Delegates, the lower house of the Maryland, Virginia, or West Virginia legislature.
  • 8) A person authorized to act as representative for another; a deputy or agent.
  • 9) Any one sent and empowered to act for another; one deputed to represent; a chosen deputy; a representative; a commissioner; a vicar.
  • 10) [Eng.] formerly, the great court of appeal from the archbishops' courts and also from the court of admiralty. It is now abolished, and the privy council is the immediate court of appeal in such cases.
  • 11) U.S. One sent by any constituency to act as its representative in a convention.
  • 12) U.S., U.S. One elected by the people of a territory to represent them in Congress, where he has the right of debating, but not of voting.
  • 13) a person appointed or elected to represent others
  • 14) A person sent with representative powers to a convention, conference, or other assembly for nomination of officers, or for drafting or altering a constitution, or for the transaction of the business of the organization which such persons collectively represent.
  • 15) A person appointed and sent by another or by others, with power to transact business as his or their representative; a deputy; a commissioner; an attorney.
  • 16) Specifically In the United States: A person elected or appointed to represent a Territory in Congress, as distinguished from the representatives of States.
  • 17) The lower house of the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church (in full, House of Clerical and Lay Delegates).
  • 18) One of a committee chosen by the house of convocation in the University of Oxford, with power to act.
  • 19) A layman appointed to attend an ecclesiastical council.
  • 20) In Great Britain: A commissioner formerly appointed by the crown, under the great seal, to hear and determine appeals from the ecclesiastical courts.
  • 21) Sent to act for or represent another; deputed.
  • 22) to authorize someone to be a delegate
  • 23) to commit a task to someone, especially a subordinate
  • 24) computing (Internet) (of a subdomain) to give away authority over a subdomain; to allow someone else to create sub-subdomains of a subdomain of yours
  • 25) Deputed; commissioned or sent to act for or represent another.
  • 26) To intrust; commit; deliver to another's care and management: as, to delegate authority or power to a representative.
  • 27) To depute; appropriately, to send with power to transact business as a representative: as. he was delegated to the convention.
  • 28) To authorize and send (another person) as one's representative.
  • 29) To commit or entrust to another.
  • 30) To intrust to the care or management of another; to transfer; to assign; to commit.
  • 31) To send as one's representative; to empower as an ambassador; to send with power to transact business; to commission; to depute; to authorize.


  • 1) Roman history, obsolete A person who has been banished from proximity to Rome for a set time, but without losing his civil rights.
  • 2) past participial Relegated; exiled.
  • 3) transitive Refer or submit.
  • 4) transitive Consign or assign.
  • 5) Exile, banish, remove, or send away.
  • 6) assign to a lower position; reduce in rank
  • 7) assign to a class or kind
  • 8) expel, as if by official decree
  • 9) To refer or assign (a matter or task, for example) for decision or action.
  • 10) To consign to an inferior or obscure place, rank, category, or condition.
  • 11) To remove, usually to an inferior position; to consign; to transfer; specifically, to send into exile; to banish.


  • 1) To delegate effectively you need to remember a few simple rules.
  • 2) delegates passed a motion calling for schools to develop policies to tackle bullying.
  • 3) On Wednesday the Clinton camp started pushing hard on the idea that a delegate is a delegate and if they need to pack on super delegates to overwhelm Obama's edge with elected delegates then so be it.
  • 4) Under the delegate Selection Rules, a delegate is asked to "in good conscience reflect the sentiments of those who elected them."
  • 5) If we take a look at the -- what we call the delegate equivalence in Washington state on the Republican side, you can see how close it is.
  • 6) Not easy to do that because in some of the states where there are caucuses, they don't release the popular vote, they just release what they call the delegate equivalent.
  • 7) These are what they call delegate equivalents, as opposed to the hard number of voters coming in, 9,870 for Barack Obama to 4,661.
  • 8) The Arab League plan calls on Mr. Assad to delegate his responsibilities to his vice president, so the debate in the Council swirled around whether using the word "delegate" actually represents a demand that Mr. Assad step down, according to a diplomat present, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the delicacy of the subject.
  • 9) The Arab League plan calls on Mr. Assad to delegate his responsibilities to his vice president, so the debate in the Council swirled around whether using the word "delegate" actually represents a demand that Mr. Assad step down, according to one diplomat.
  • 10) Someone who won one delegate is a loser.period. take care tony and lido
  • 11) ‘First, about 27 districts sent two delegates (double representation) to this congress.’
  • 12) ‘As a conference delegate representing the region, she has already successfully moved several resolutions.’
  • 13) ‘He is our delegate, elected to represent our wishes to the best of his ability.’
  • 14) ‘He was elected by conference delegates with 252 votes compared to 154 for the alternative candidate.’
  • 15) ‘It is interesting to note that China sent 20 delegates to this conference.’
  • 16) ‘Members will also be receiving a model resolution calling on union branches to support the conference and send delegates.’
  • 17) ‘And it is exercisable by the Queen's representative, not her delegate or agent.’
  • 18) ‘In 1971, residents gained the right to elect a delegate to the House of Representatives.’
  • 19) ‘By the end of the century, however, the principle that an MP was the representative not the delegate of his electors was firmly established.’
  • 20) ‘The 300 delegates at the conference withdrew a more conciliatory motion on the smoking ban and voted instead for outright opposition to it.’
  • 21) ‘This time around a five per cent increase looks likely once more, though delegates at the conference said they would accept an eight per cent increase.’
  • 22) ‘Each of the seven counties was well represented by enthusiastic delegates who actively participated in what was often very lively discussion.’
  • 23) ‘The extended conference room will be able to cater for up to 800 for sit-down meals and up to 2,000 delegates at conferences.’
  • 24) ‘Those hundred and ten delegates representing this body here today, we said diversity is a sign of strength, not a sign of weakness.’
  • 25) ‘So this declaration is hardly the revolutionary statement of internet freedom that, to listen to some conference delegates, you might have thought it to be.’
  • 26) ‘Each club is requested to send two delegates to attend the meeting for which resolutions can be submitted in writing to the secretary up until September 12.’
  • 27) ‘All centres in the region are asked to send delegates.’
  • 28) ‘The conference's 45,000 delegates are also plowing through other resources.’
  • 29) ‘The motion received unanimous support from delegates at the conference.’
  • 30) ‘The meeting will commence at 9pm and all centres are requested to send delegates.’
  • 31) ‘Following this process, most of the vetoes were then actioned by US delegates to the committee.’
  • 32) ‘They set up soviets - committees of workers' delegates.’
  • 33) ‘The argument was between the committee delegates who have ordinary jobs as well as positions in the union and the full time union officials who lead the pay negotiations.’
  • 34) ‘I hope to run with another Alliance member for the branch committee or a delegate's position in the near future.’
  • 35) ‘She will preside as chair over the board of directors, executive committee and house of delegates.’
  • 36) ‘Another two new faces were also appointed as delegates to the executive committee.’
  • 37) ‘London regional council delegates held a secret ballot for the nomination.’
  • 38) ‘By 1787, he was serving as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention but was unable to speak due to ill health.’
  • 39) ‘The committees will then select delegates to form 18 selection caucuses.’
  • 40) ‘I continue to work with a number of the delegates and subcommittee members on various issues of concern to the community.’
  • 41) ‘Based on delegates, and members, they are building links with local communities.’
  • 42) ‘A union spokesman claimed that many of those stood down were union delegates and activists.’
  • 43) ‘A big crowd of delegates, members, and supporters attended the convention from the counties.’
  • 44) ‘The remaining eight at-large delegates were to be chosen at the May 30 state committee meeting.’
  • 45) ‘Similarly, if a questionnaire is sent to a manager in a firm, the task may simply be delegated to someone else.’
  • 46) ‘Managerial tasks could be delegated to others.’
  • 47) ‘Now that states have responsibility for the registration list, this task should not be delegated to localities.’
  • 48) ‘It is not a task that should be delegated to unelected officials.’
  • 49) ‘Other tasks have been delegated to European institutions.’
  • 50) ‘Very many years ago I was delegated the job by my then ward of going through the pile of CVs submitted for nomination to our then Euro constituency.’
  • 51) ‘In this process the sovereignty of the people is delegated to the representatives.’
  • 52) ‘Identify the person or persons delegated by the sport code to be the contact people.’
  • 53) ‘The Burmese delegated women to perform this step of the process, also.’
  • 54) ‘Because of all these things, I was delegated rights outside the frame of an Honorary Consul's duties and functions.’
  • 55) ‘They're not known to delegate authority to the subordinate units.’
  • 56) ‘They can delegate that authority to an institution like this one, whose duty it is to follow the limit.’
  • 57) ‘The Deputy Attorney General may not delegate such authority.’
  • 58) ‘If an application is given to committee it takes longer to reach a decision, so the Government encourages local authorities to delegate the decision to planning officers.’
  • 59) ‘Authorities have been delegated, but basic services (at the local level) have not been up to par.’
  • 60) ‘I think he has a real problem with delegating authorities.’
  • 61) ‘It is also advisable to delegate someone as responsible in the case of a disaster.’
  • 62) ‘The difficulty has resided in how the governing body has chosen to delegate ranking authority.’
  • 63) ‘Recognizing he's been trying to do too much, he decided to delegate some authority.’
  • 64) ‘All of them authorised the trustees to delegate their powers.’
  • 65) ‘I've delegated three people to rectify the problem, but none of them seem to know what the problem is.’
  • 66) ‘The committee delegated members of the council to enter into negotiations with a suitable bar and catering contractor.’
  • 67) ‘In the past he has delegated someone to read those that are written in languages he finds difficult.’
  • 68) ‘‘Often we delegate a student in our group to go to attend lectures, and then everybody borrows the notes,’ he says.’
  • 69) ‘He explained that the aid agency announced through loudspeakers that refugees from each village should delegate someone to receive rice.’
  • 70) ‘The British bombardment hadn't been that bad, but he had to delegate uninjured soldiers to care for the wounded.’
  • 71) ‘The Presidency may also delegate a judge or a staff member of the court to supervise the conditions of detention.’
  • 72) ‘This is a document that delegates someone you know to make health care decisions for you that are in line with your choices.’
  • 73) ‘His book seems more directly aimed at the stakeholder - the business professional who is responsible for hiring or delegating someone to design a site.’
  • 74) ‘It was decided to invite new members to the committee and current members were delegated to do so.’
  • 75) ‘So we were delegated to write this letter and pose the question: if other towns can offer this type of service, why can't we?’
  • 76) ‘Finally Euan's table gets down to five or six players and I'm delegated to move over and make up the numbers.’
  • 77) ‘Council planning officers have delegated powers to authorise masts of any height without taking the application to committee.’
  • 78) ‘It is our right to determine who enters the country and we democratically delegate the authority to uphold this right to the Federal government.’
  • 79) ‘The committee agreed to give planning officers delegated authority to approve the two outline schemes, subject to a number of conditions.’
  • 80) ‘The government will introduce the legislation necessary to delegate the authority to the community committees so that they may implement the policies decided by the committee.’
  • 81) ‘She ‘may have to delegate a bit more authority to her deputies to offset her scant experience in running a big government agency like this,’ he said.’
  • 82) ‘We can delegate the authority to train and bring up our children to someone else but never the responsibility.’
  • 83) ‘The committee agreed to delegate authority to the Director of Strategy and Planning to approve the plans, subject to negotiations to secure a one-way system.’


  • 1) I've decided that the word relegate is too boring on its own and needs the 'ma' to spice things up a bit.
  • 2) The musicians soon realized the name could relegate the group to a career of obscurity.
  • 3) He expected that I would eventually relegate myself to running our home and rearing our children, much the way Louise Childs did.
  • 4) Would you relegate the truth to an obscure blog, or one that receives a lot of traffic?
  • 5) It is going to be a long night if you relegate yourself to naming the things that are NOT their speciality.
  • 6) Keeping a journal about your experience may help relegate the emotional trauma of divorce to part of your past, not your present.
  • 7) Would you relegate the truth to an obscure blog, or one that receives a lot of traffic? freeman has every right to post links from his own blog posts here on TP, just as we do from the Zoo.
  • 8) ‘As a result, even a three-year-old boy becomes the legal chief of the family and his mother is relegated to an inferior social status.’
  • 9) ‘Most of them were relegated to rear echelon positions or they were stewards on the boats or on the ships.’
  • 10) ‘We feel that economic failure has created a situation where survival and law have been relegated to antagonistic positions.’
  • 11) ‘She would be relegated to the ranks of his subordinates once more.’
  • 12) ‘The supernatural is relegated to the rank of mild amusement.’
  • 13) ‘In the United States, he is relegated to subordinate positions and rendered passive by white society.’
  • 14) ‘The purpose of mutual assistance in time of illness or death was often relegated to a second position, after moral improvement.’
  • 15) ‘Those who did not tell the president what he wanted to hear were relegated to positions of little influence.’
  • 16) ‘Not that they can't make quilts, but it has been relegated to a craft and an inferior position for so long.’
  • 17) ‘Under such a setup, religion is relegated to the realm of the private, and in the public domain it is merely an agent for the delivery of social welfare.’
  • 18) ‘As the present academic system is totally different, the importance of good handwriting has been relegated to the background.’
  • 19) ‘I also saw that men were relegated to supporting the status quo even at their own expense if they choose to accept it.’
  • 20) ‘Privatization can only mean less control is vested in public discourse and more is relegated to the demands of profit.’
  • 21) ‘Curries were relegated to just breakfast and lunches at home.’
  • 22) ‘Many of them complain about the second-class role they were relegated to.’
  • 23) ‘And that is not to say that the poll will result in the childcare issue being relegated to the footnotes of party manifestos.’
  • 24) ‘It's as if our ability to find excitement in the world around us has been relegated to only those activities that charge for admission.’
  • 25) ‘Indeed, most of the program-related discussion is relegated to a couple of chapters buried deep in the middle of the book.’
  • 26) ‘The music, his real career, was relegated to after-hours and vacations.’
  • 27) ‘I'm so pleased that he has been relegated to another set of duties.’
  • 28) ‘The new blueprint would also relegate two teams from Division 1.’
  • 29) ‘They have already been relegated from division one of the league only winning one of their thirteen games.’
  • 30) ‘A win in this match by either club will go a long way towards guaranteeing a place in the Premier Division next season as only one team will be relegated.’
  • 31) ‘Inferior premier league football clubs get relegated and replaced by new contenders every season.’
  • 32) ‘Though relegated in the league they will still be competing in the senior championship in 2005.’

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