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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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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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The remaining primary contests - Guam, West Virginia, Kentucky, Oregon, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, California, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota and the District of Columbia - have just 933 pledged delegates up for grabs.
Yet even as they swear allegiance to Trump, some of his backers in Texas acknowledge the billionaire is at a disadvantage in a delegate selection process that rewards superior organization.
But this year, the identity of GOP delegates and their opinions about their responsibilities could be crucial.
vote for delegates and alternates to ANA House of Delegates or successor membership assembly in accordance with the ANA Bylaws.
The treasurer's report for the 2012 ANA House of Delegates left many concerns with the delegates.
There is a $25 registration fee for all delegates, alternate delegates and guests.
Tonight is the chance for those players' club delegates to get some answers.
In addition, the Board of Trustees and all delegates and alternates must present the official conference badge in order to receive official ribbons and voting cards for balloting and to attend House of Delegates sessions.
Each delegate will be provided these guidelines and/or delegate guidelines from the state society's Standard Operating Procedure manual or bylaws.
Democratic chiefs have agreed on a compromise to seat Michigan and Florida delegates with half-votes after Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton failed to get enough support to force their positions through.
All delegate nominations will be made from the floor and require a second endorsement from the floor.
Being a "pledged" delegate simply means that the delegate has indicated a commitment of support to a presidential candidate.
Each delegate must study the issues thoroughly, attend the Town Hall meeting and other informational sessions, engage in open-minded debate, practice active listening and use the extensive resources and collective knowledge made available throughout the meetings to assist them in making informed decisions.
In the first stage, each player hires a delegate and writes a contract with him.
ANA Delegate -- Delegates shall serve at annual and special meetings of the ANA House of Delegates during their two-year term of office.