delegate

Delegate lends an official air to passing off your work. If you don't like cleaning the bathroom, you can try to delegate that task to your little brother.

A delegate is also an elected official, or the person who is doing the task you delegated them to do. In presidential primaries in the United States, you do not vote for a candidate, you vote for a delegate whose job it is to vote for that candidate at a convention. Be careful with how you pronounce the end of the word. The elected official is pronounced DE-lə-git whereas delegate as a verb should be DE-lə-gāt.

Definitions of delegate
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n a person appointed or elected to represent others

Types:
apostolic delegate
(Roman Catholic Church) a representative of the Holy See in a country that has no formal diplomatic relations with it
Type of:
representative
a person who represents others

v give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)

Synonyms:
assign, depute, designate
Types:
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mandate
assign authority to
cast
select to play,sing, or dance a part in a play, movie, musical, opera, or ballet
post
assign to a post; put into a post
cast
assign the roles of (a movie or a play) to actors
devolve
pass on or delegate to another
task
assign a task to
place
place somebody in a particular situation or location
regiment
assign to a regiment
reassign, transfer
transfer somebody to a different position or location of work
depute
transfer power to someone
mandate
assign under a mandate
advance, elevate, kick upstairs, promote, raise, upgrade
give a promotion to or assign to a higher position
break, bump, demote, kick downstairs, relegate
assign to a lower position; reduce in rank
place
assign to (a job or a home)
recast
cast again, in a different role
miscast
cast an actor, singer, or dancer in an unsuitable role
typecast
cast repeatedly in the same kind of role
second
transfer an employee to a different, temporary assignment
exchange
hand over one and receive another, approximately equivalent
tenure
give life-time employment to
bring up
promote from a lower position or rank
spot promote
promote on the spot
ennoble, entitle, gentle
give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility
sideline
remove from the center of activity or attention; place into an inferior position
reduce
bring to humbler or weaker state or condition
favor, favour, prefer
promote over another
brevet
promote somebody by brevet, in the military
Type of:
appoint, charge
assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to

v transfer power to someone

Synonyms:
depute
Type of:
assign, depute, designate
give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)

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