Definitions for delegateˈdɛl ɪ gɪt, -ˌgeɪt; -ˌgeɪt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
del•e•gateˈdɛl ɪ gɪt, -ˌgeɪt; -ˌgeɪt(n.; v.)-gat•ed, -gat•ing.
(n.)a person designated to act for or represent another or others, as at a conference or political convention.
the representative of a Territory in the U.S. House of Representatives.
a member of the House of Delegates in Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland.
(v.t.)to send or appoint as deputy or representative.
to commit (powers, functions, etc.) to another as agent.
Origin of delegate:
1350–1400; ME (n.) < ML dēlēgātus, n. use of L: ptp. of dēlēgāre to assign =dē-de - +lēgāre to send as an envoy; see legate
a person appointed or elected to represent others
transfer power to someone
delegate, designate, depute, assign(verb)
give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)
a person authorized to act as representative for another; a deputy
a representative at a conference, etc.
an appointed representative in some legislative bodies
a type of variable storing a reference to a method with a particular signature, analogous to a function pointer
to authorize someone to be a delegate
to commit a task to someone, especially a subordinate
to give away authority over a subdomain; to allow someone else to create sub-subdomains of a subdomain of yours
any one sent and empowered to act for another; one deputed to represent; a chosen deputy; a representative; a commissioner; a vicar
one elected by the people of a territory to represent them in Congress, where he has the right of debating, but not of voting
one sent by any constituency to act as its representative in a convention; as, a delegate to a convention for nominating officers, or for forming or altering a constitution
sent to act for or represent another; deputed; as, a delegate judge
to send as one's representative; to empower as an ambassador; to send with power to transact business; to commission; to depute; to authorize
to intrust to the care or management of another; to transfer; to assign; to commit
A delegate is someone who speaks or acts on behalf of an organization at a meeting or conference between organizations of the same level.
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
From Eng. _dally_, to loaf, and Fr. _gate_, spoiled. A spoiled loafer.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'delegate' in Nouns Frequency: #1924
Translations for delegate
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
an elected representative (to a conference, Parliament, committee etc)
The delegates met in the conference room.
- afgevaardigde, gemagtigde, gedeputeerdeAfrikaans
- وَفْد، مَنْدوب، موفَدArabic
- delegadoPortuguese (BR)
- der/die DelegierteGerman
- delegeret; delegat; repræsentantDanish
- izaslanik, opunomoćenikCroatian
- delegat, utsending, representantNorwegian
- delegát, -kaSlovak
- delegat, ombud, representantSwedish
- delege, temsilciTurkish
- 代表Chinese (Trad.)
- представник; делегатUkrainian
- منتخب نمائندہUrdu
- người đại biểuVietnamese
- 代表Chinese (Simp.)
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