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delegate (something) to (one)

To assign something, such as a task, to someone else. Oh, I delegated that boring paperwork to the interns immediately. If you're overwhelmed, why don't you delegate some of this stuff to the rest of your team?
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

delegate someone to something

to appoint someone to something; to appoint someone to be something. I will delegate Jane to be our representative. Donna was delegated to attend the conference.
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delegate something to someone

to assign a task to someone; to appoint someone to do a specific task. I will have to delegate this job to Sam, who knows how to do these things. The job was delegated to Sally.
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Also present in the meeting were the Technical Delegates of Aquatics - Swimming Naddeh, Ibrahim Fadil, Aquatics - Water Polo Kuroda Katsumi, Sepak Takraw - Abdul Kader and Abdul Halim Bin, Agus Antares Mauro of Basketball, Sebastian Lau of Esports and Datu Low Beng Choo of Softball.
Information on delegate elections will be in workplaces soon.
Especially, when you see some delegates sleeping outside, some have not bathed for three days, because those provisions did not go as we wanted.
class="MsoNormalAccording to the fund, 67 delegates were to be mobilized randomly from rural delegates who had attended the youth previous convention, 10 delegates were to be mobilized from youth serving organisations while five delegates were to be mobilized by Mr Arnold Maliba, board member at NYC.
'Delegates have started to demand their rights to freely voice out without being controlled by the decision of anyone.
In an emergency situation, the RN delegates a task/procedure to an LPN if the RN believes that the risk to the client safety is greater if not delegated.
In stage 1, player i = 1,2 can decide to hire a risk-neutral delegate i who will compete on his behalf in the contest (for simplicity, we do not take into account that if player i hires a delegate, he saves time to do something else).
DONALD TRUMP has reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president.
The delegate selection process began in earnest on March 19, when more than 10,000 delegates to the state convention were elected at the county and state Senate district levels.
In the presidential nominating process, candidates appear to be competing for votes - but they're really competing for delegates. The difference doesn't matter when one candidate has a substantial lead.
This useful document explains the formal requirements for the election of a Branch delegate and their duties to be undertaken before, during and after the AGM.
For many years Ohio physicians have had authority under state law to delegate clinical tasks, including drug administration, to unlicensed staff such as medical assistants.
be elected as an Iowa delegate to the American Nurses Association House of Delegates or successor membership assembly; (...)
Finally, there is a current reference to a multi-state nurses association that is recognized as a C/SNA in the ANA Bylaws that is not mentioned in the current HOD Delegate Apportionment policy.