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Definitions of delegate

  1. give an assignment to ( a person) to a post, or assign a task to ( a person)
  2. transfer power to someone
  3. a person appointed or elected to represent others
  4. Any one sent and empowered to act for another; one deputed to represent; a chosen deputy; a representative; a commissioner; a vicar.
  5. One elected by the people of a territory to represent them in Congress, where he has the right of debating, but not of voting.
  6. 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.
  7. Sent to act for or represent another; deputed; as, a delegate judge.
  8. To send as one's representative; to empower as an ambassador; to send with power to transact business; to commission; to depute; to authorize.
  9. To intrust to the care or management of another; to transfer; to assign; to commit.
  10. One sent to represent, and act for, others; as, the delegates to a convention; representative.
  11. To send as an agent with authority to act; intrust; commit; as, the people delegate power to Congress.
  12. To send as a legate or representative: to intrust or commit to.
  13. One who is delegated: a deputy or representative.
  14. Delegated, deputed.
  15. A deputy; representative.
  16. To send as representative; intrust; commit.
  17. To send as a representative; depute.
  18. To commit; entrust.
  19. Sent as a deputy.
  20. A representative; deputy.
  21. Sent to act for or represent another.
  22. A person appointed and sent by another with powers to act in his stead; a representative; a deputy; a deputy from a state in Congress.
  23. To send with power to act as a representative; to entrust; to commit.
  24. One sent as a representative; a deputy; a commissioner.
  25. To send with power to transact business; to intrust; to commit to another's care.
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Usage examples for delegate

  1. He was induced to present himself as a candidate for delegate to the constitutional convention and was elected. – The History of the Negro Church by Carter Godwin Woodson
  2. As luck would have it, I was just entering the Shoreham Hotel when I saw Senator Henderson of Missouri, who had been my fellow- delegate to the Conference. – Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie by Andrew Carnegie
  3. Those, then, who have no will, could be permitted to exercise none in the popular assembly; and of course could delegate none to an agent in a representative assembly. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  4. A tank station delegate and no mistake! – Shorty McCabe on the Job by Sewell Ford
  5. Or, you might suppose a young lady who comes on here with her father, a veteran politician, delegate to the Republican or Democratic convention- all the conventions meet in Saratoga,- and some ardent young delegate falls in love with her. – An Open-Eyed Conspiracy--An Idyl of Saratoga by William Dean Howells
  6. She was still a lady- delegate of the Poor Relief Service, and continued to watch over the children of unhappy mothers in that terrible district of Grenelle, whose poverty is so great. – Fruitfulness Fecondite by Emile Zola
  7. Upon the suggestion of Mr. Bruce a conference soon took place at which I agreed that, since it was my purpose to be a candidate for the Congressional nomination in the Sixth or " shoe- string district," I would not be a candidate for delegate to the National Convention, but that I would support Bruce and Hill as delegates from the State at large, with the understanding that, if at any time Sherman's name should be withdrawn and Grant's nomination were possible, they should support Grant. – The Facts of Reconstruction by John R. Lynch
  8. 48, 49; becomes a delegate of the king, 131; rises again to independence, 134; replaced by the earl, 146 Ealdred, Archbishop of York, i. – History of the English People, Index by John Richard Green
  9. The people resolved, by open and orderly demonstration, to support their delegate in France. – Korea's Fight for Freedom by F.A. McKenzie
  10. A permanent delegate has charge of the interests of France in the republic. – Alden's Handy Atlas of the World by John B. Alden
  11. I have no Reason to think it was a friendly Caution; but rather that it was designd to bring an odious Suspicion on the Delegate himself. – The Original Writings of Samuel Adams, Volume 4 by Samuel Adams
  12. His status has been compared to that of a territorial delegate in the United States. – The Governments of Europe by Frederic Austin Ogg
  13. Joseph Meek, the delegate of the people of Oregon." – The Log School-House on the Columbia by Hezekiah Butterworth
  14. For it is from this character alone that the inference can arise that conscience is the delegate of the will of another. – A Candid Examination of Theism by George John Romanes
  15. The Chapter passed in stately progress to the archbishop's palace to fetch his Eminence, and later to the ancient portals where the silver- workers once displayed their wares, to greet the Royal Delegate – Spanish Highways and Byways by Katharine Lee Bates
  16. Thurston's reward was to be a re- election as Delegate to Congress. – Dr. John McLoughlin, the Father of Oregon by Frederick Van Voorhies Holman
  17. It does not appear that he ever accepted this appointment, for on the 19th of November following he took his seat in Congress as a delegate from Maryland. – The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. IX by Various
  18. He began already to delegate as far as possible his duties to Prince Klaus Heinrich. – Royal Highness by Thomas Mann
  19. A single delegate may cast the entire quota of votes to which his state is entitled. – The Governments of Europe by Frederic Austin Ogg
  20. While thus speaking, he had mechanically led back the Colonna to the statue of the Lion; there pausing, he resumed: Know that I have this morning despatched my delegate to your cousin Stefanello. – Rienzi by Edward Bulwer Lytton
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