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delegate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdelegatedel‧e‧gate1 /ˈdeləɡət/ ●○○ noun [countable]  REPRESENTsomeone who has been elected or chosen to speak, vote, or take decisions for a grouprepresentative Around 350 delegates attended the conference.
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delegateMississippi will choose 33 delegates, Oklahoma and Tennessee, 38 each.Arizona has 39 delegates in a winner-take-all primary.Delegates from 50 colleges met to discuss the issue of financial aid.What was not predictable, however, was the extreme stand taken by delegates from the University Reform Front.I sat next to the Canadian delegate.On July 7 the congress heard replies by politburo members to questions from delegates.He conceded that the size of the holding was still modest by the standards of most Oxford delegates.Some local branches have refused to send delegates to the national conference.Southern delegates to the Continental Congress expressed unwillingness to use their militias outside their own borders.On Aug. 9 over 90 percent of the delegates voted in favour of recognizing the right of Quebec to self-determination.The US delegate to the committee announced a grant of $75 million to help third world countries.
delegatedel‧e‧gate2 /ˈdelɪɡeɪt/ ●○○ verb  1 [intransitive, transitive]TELL/ORDER somebody TO DO something to give part of your power or work to someone in a lower position than you A good manager knows when to delegate. It takes experience to judge correctly how much power should be delegated.delegate something to somebody Minor tasks should be delegated to your assistant.2 [transitive]REPRESENT to choose someone to do a particular job, or to be a representative of a group, organization etcdelegate somebody to do something I was delegated to find a suitable conference venue.→ See Verb table
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delegateNew managers often find it difficult to delegate.McGee says it was illegal for the department to delegate its authority to then-Mayor Robert Markel.Know every detail of your business-but delegate more responsibility to others.We then invent criteria to back up the choice, delegating our responsibility to professional specialists.Whatever the varying demands on her time, Laura was determined not to delegate print research.Plus Collinses are executives, they know how to delegate responsibility.If you're so busy, why don't you delegate some of your work?He behaved as a benevolent autocrat, but was reluctant to delegate, suspicious, and secretive.Corinne delegated the details of the nursery to Aggie as she pursued her varied interests in town.First, always delegate to the lowest level possible in the organization.delegate something to somebodyMcConnell delegated authority to the department heads.delegate somebody to do somethingWe were delegated to represent our club at the state conference.
From Longman Business Dictionarydelegatedel‧e‧gate1 /ˈdeləgət/ noun [countable] someone who has been elected or chosen to speak, vote, or take decisions for a groupAround 350 delegates attended the conference.Delegates to the union’s annual meeting are expected to endorse the plans.delegatedel‧e‧gate2 /ˈdelɪgeɪt/ verb1[intransitive, transitive] to give part of your power or work to someone else, usually someone in a lower position than youA good manager knows when to delegate.delegate something to somebodyDecision-making on a day-to-day basis will be delegated to team managers.2[transitive] to choose someone to do a particular job, or to be a representative of a groupdelegate somebody to do somethingI’ve been delegated to organize the weekly meetings.→ See Verb table
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Verb table
delegate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydelegate
he, she, itdelegates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydelegated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave delegated
he, she, ithas delegated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad delegated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill delegate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have delegated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam delegating
he, she, itis delegating
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you, we, theyare delegating
Past
I, he, she, itwas delegating
you, we, theywere delegating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been delegating
he, she, ithas been delegating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been delegating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be delegating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been delegating
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