delegate

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Word of the Day
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delegate

Pronunciation /ˈdɛlɪɡət/ /ˈdɛlɪɡeɪt/
noun
1 A person sent or authorized to represent others, in particular an elected representative sent to a conference.
1.1 A member of a committee.
verb
[with object]
1 Entrust (a task or responsibility) to another person, typically one who is less senior than oneself.
1.1 with object and infinitive Send or authorize (someone) to do something as a representative.

Origin
Late Middle English from Latin delegatus ‘sent on a commission’, from the verb delegare, from de- ‘down’ + legare ‘depute’.

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Do not delegate responsibility to me. Thanks!

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