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  • nounrepresentative, often governmental
  • verbgive authority; empower
  • verbassign responsibility

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
See also synonyms for: delegated / delegates / delegating
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How to use delegate in a sentence

I think, not that every kid can delegate reading their homework assignment or delegate memorizing their times table.
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The state GOP’s governing board voted late Tuesday night to hold its convention in parking lots spread out across campus, with thousands of delegates seated in their vehicles and candidate speeches possibly piped in through car radios.
LIBERTY UNIVERSITY SURPRISED BY VIRGINIA GOP PLANS FOR DRIVE-IN CONVENTION ON CAMPUSLAURA VOZZELLAFEBRUARY 24, 2021WASHINGTON POST
I secured the delegate list, made the calls and many folks didn’t answer or return my call.
POLITICS REPORT: THE SPECIAL ELECTION IS UPON USANDREW KEATTSFEBRUARY 13, 2021VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
To me, that’s a clear reflection that those delegates had been in prior communication with the candidate, or someone else.
POLITICS REPORT: THE SPECIAL ELECTION IS UPON USANDREW KEATTSFEBRUARY 13, 2021VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
A local bill to overhaul disciplinary practices has been shelved as delegates in Annapolis debate broader changes statewide.
IN MARYLAND’S LARGEST SUBURB, AN AMBITIOUS POLICE OVERHAUL FACES ROADBLOCKSREBECCA TAN, DAN MORSEFEBRUARY 4, 2021WASHINGTON POST
One delegate said that he found fully one third of the men in his wards professing Christians.
THE BOYS OF '61CHARLES CARLETON COFFIN.
A delegate of the Christian Commission sat down to write a letter for him to his wife, to be sent by a flag of truce.
THE BOYS OF '61CHARLES CARLETON COFFIN.
The Tallest Delegate was called smartly to order; he rebelled, but when threatened with the sergeant-at-arms subsided amid jeers.
A HOOSIER CHRONICLEMEREDITH NICHOLSON
The delegate from Marion, like the mysterious person from Pulaski, was a stranger to state conventions.
A HOOSIER CHRONICLEMEREDITH NICHOLSON
The next morning the ejected delegate sailed for London, but soon went to Paris where he helped to form radical groups.
COMRADE KROPOTKINVICTOR ROBINSON
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