delegate (something) to (one)

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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 organizers assigned each delegate to one Senator.
An MP once welcomed a delegate to one troubled seaside conference centre saying, "Come on in, the blood's lovely." Now they're a lot more restrained and business-like.
Japan said it is unfair to limit each delegate to one speech and was absent from the voting.