[ US /ˈdɛɫəˌɡeɪt, ˈdɛɫəɡət/ ]
VERB
  1. give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)
  2. transfer power to someone
NOUN
  1. a person appointed or elected to represent others
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How To Use delegate In A Sentence

  • When the Mexican chair of the meeting declared the talks formally closed there were whoops of delight from the African delegates.
  • Nationally, Republican delegates listed fiscal issues as most important by a two-to-one margin.
  • We have the superdelegates who are the 796 folks who are unpledged.
  • The assembly saw delegates housed in five-star hotels and carrying upmarket Bonia-brand bags, instead of the usual Manila paper envelopes.
  • Whether or not delegates were so tightly bound by their constituents and the record is by no means clear, they acted as if they were, holding firmly to their preconvention positions. Ratification
  • The two delegates approached the supreme leader on several occasions trying to beg mercy for their fellow reformers.
  • In the mean time they pass for the mandatories of the popular sovereign, with full power in all directions, because he has delegated his omnipotence to them, and the sole power, because their investiture is the most recent; under this sanction, they stalk around somewhat like supernumeraries at the Opera, dressed in purple and gold, representing The French Revolution - Volume 2
  • Those delegates are pledged to individual candidates based on participation that begins in precinct caucuses on election night and ends in senatorial district caucuses at the state convention. The Texas Primacus–uh, Caucary - Swampland - TIME.com
  • Well, in view of the fact that there is a slave part in it, I shall do just as I said and make it tragi-comedy. nunc hoc me orare a vobis iussit Iuppiter, ut conquaestores singula in subsellia eant per totam caveam spectatoribus, si cui favitores delegates viderint, ut is in cavea pignus capiantur togae; Amphitryo, Asinaria, Aulularia, Bacchides, Captivi Amphitryon, The Comedy of Asses, The Pot of Gold, The Two Bacchises, The Captives
  • The purpose of this (to us) strange ritual was to externalise one's grief, delegate it onto a kind of exterior apparatus (ie another human being).
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