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delegate

[ noun del-i-git, -geyt; verb del-i-geyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF delegate

Synonyms for delegate

  • commissioner
  • deputy
  • envoy
  • member
  • minister
  • nominee
  • senator
  • agent
  • alternate
  • ambassador
  • appointee
  • consul
  • emissary
  • factor
  • front
  • legate
  • mouthpiece
  • plenipotentiary
  • proxy
  • regent
  • rep
  • replacement
  • spokesperson
  • stand-in
  • substitute
  • surrogate
  • vicar
  • viceroy
  • catchpole
  • member of Congress
  • people's choice
  • pinch hitter
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DELEGATE

I am the unworthy servant and delegate of him who holds the keys.

It does not say that a delegate must not be a woman, or must be a man.

He was made a delegate of the Red Committee less than a year after his release on licence.

And he—he had striven to delegate to others the burden he was meant to bear.

A blow, a shot, a shower of stones, and the peace is broken and the delegate is justified.

"Allow no one to leave the building," said the delegate to the other policeman.

And the cap'n was made a delegate to come and see me about it.

It but remained to appoint that delegate, and Le Chapelier invited them to elect him.

I propose to you that we appoint our leader here, Le Chapelier, to be that delegate.

Copies of these letters were placed in the hands of every delegate.

WORD ORIGIN

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).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DELEGATE

agent

nounperson representing an organization or person in business

appointee

nounnominee
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