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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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Among them: Eileen Townsend, a longtime GOP activist and delegate to Dallas.
By choosing such a contract, each player makes her delegate's compensation spread as wide as possible so that she can most strongly motivate her delegate to win the prize.
He was elected as a delegate to the Philadelphia Constitutional Convention, but refused in order to fight Samuel Chase's inflationary money bill in the Maryland Senate.
Lee of Memphis, delegate to every GOP convention since 1940, who had "seconded the nomination of Robert A.
The Delegate Assembly may delegate to the Board any of its powers except the adoption of amendments to the Constitution and the adoption of resolutions of the Association.
Steven Spinola, president of REBNY, was a delegate to the convention as were many of the city's politicians and VIP's.