verb (used with object), del·e·gat·ed, del·e·gat·ing.
- deledda, grazia,
Origin of delegate
Examples from the Web for delegate
The Stalwarts hoped to swarm the convention and force a challenge to the delegate roll.The GOP’s Last Identity Crisis Remade U.S. Politics|Michael Wolraich|July 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Under the Soviet regime, people preferred to delegate power and decision-making to others—Stalin, for example.Inside ‘Maidan’: Sergei Loznitsa on His Ukrainian Uprising Doc and Putin’s ‘Fascist’ Regime|Richard Porton|May 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Though the commander-in-chief should delegate as much as possible, wartime relationships matter.
It seemed that little Shirley Temple had grown up to be a delegate to the United Nations.
This is more important than it may seem because it only allows a two-week window where delegate contests have to be proportional.With New Primary Rules, RNC Panel Will Aid the Establishment in 2016|Ben Jacobs|January 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The first abstract of votes polled in St. Croix county was for delegate to Congress and for county officers.Fifty Years In The Northwest|William Henry Carman Folsom
It does not say that a delegate must not be a woman, or must be a man.Samantha Among the Brethren, Part 7.|Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)
I am the unworthy servant and delegate of him who holds the keys.The White Company|Arthur Conan Doyle
I propose to you that we appoint our leader here, Le Chapelier, to be that delegate.Scaramouche|Rafael Sabatini
A Delegate—It was not put in the form of an amendment; it was put as a distinct motion.
noun (ˈdɛlɪˌɡeɪt, -ɡɪt)
Word Origin for delegate
late 15c., from Old French delegat or directly from Latin delegatus, past participle of delegare "to send as a representative," from de- "from, away" (see de-) + legare "send with a commission" (see legate).
1520s (early 15c. as a past participle adjective), from delegate (n.). Related: Delegated; delegating.