delegate

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations noun: /ˈdɛlɪgət/, verb: /ˈdɛlɪgeɪt/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/n. ˈdɛlɪgɪt; v. -ˌgeɪt/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(n. deli git, -gāt′; v. deli gāt′)



Inflections of 'delegate' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
delegates
v 3rd person singular
delegating
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
delegated
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
delegated
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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delegate

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. [Republican, Democratic] delegates
  2. the [Republicans] won [fifteen] delegates
  3. send a delegate to
  4. assigned a delegate to [negotiate, meet, discuss]
  5. delegates [rejected, backed] the proposals
  6. a delegate from
  7. the delegate representing the [county, region]
  8. an official delegate
  9. [House, Senate] delegates
  10. delegates in the [House]
  11. [five] delegates are up for re-election
  12. there were [200] delegates at the conference
  13. state delegates from
v
  1. delegate tasks to
  2. learn to delegate tasks
  3. knows how to delegate
  4. is [good, bad] at delegating tasks
  5. delegate authority
  6. have been delegated to [subordinates, support staff]
  7. tasks delegated by the [manager, boss]
  8. were delegated in [person, writing]
  9. was delegated to [meet, greet, show, entertain]
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