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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.
to choose someone to do a particular job, or to be a representative of a group, organization etc
delegate somebody to do something
I was delegated to find a suitable conference venue.