Delegate meaning

dĕlĭ-gāt, -gĭt
A person authorized to act as representative for another; a deputy or agent.
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The act of granting another the power to act on one’s behalf.
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(computing, Internet) (of a subdomain) To give away authority over a subdomain; to allow someone else to create sub-subdomains of a subdomain of yours.
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(US) An appointed representative in some legislative bodies.
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To authorize and send (another person) as one's representative.
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The definition of a delegate is a representative authorized to speak or act for others.

An example of a delegate is a politician who speaks on behalf of a group of people.

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A representative to a conference or convention.
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A member of a House of Delegates, the lower house of the Maryland, Virginia, or West Virginia legislature.
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An elected or appointed representative of a US territory in the House of Representatives who is entitled to speak but not vote.
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To commit or entrust to another.

Delegate a task to a subordinate.

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A person authorized or sent to speak and act for others; representative, as at a convention.
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A representative of a U.S. Territory in the House of Representatives, with the right to speak but not to vote.
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A member of a House of Delegates.
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To send or appoint as a representative or deputy.
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To entrust (authority, power, etc.) to a person acting as one's agent or representative.
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To delegate is defined as to assign a task to someone else or to give authority to someone else.

An example of delegate is when you tell someone to get your mail for you.

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One who acts on behalf of one or more others in an official capacity.
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A person authorized to act as representative for another; a deputy.
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(computing) A type of variable storing a reference to a method with a particular signature, analogous to a function pointer.
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To authorize someone to be a delegate.
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To commit a task to someone, especially a subordinate.
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Origin of delegate

  • Middle English delegat from Medieval Latin dēlēgātus from past participle of dēlēgāre to dispatch Latin dē- de- Latin lēgāre to send leg- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French delegat, from Latin delegatus.

    From Wiktionary