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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. © 2022 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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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.
Delegated Underwriting allows approved lenders to fully underwrite multifamily loans for Freddie Mac in accordance with its Delegated Underwriting Guide, said Kimball Griffith, Freddie Mac vice president of affordable sales and investments.
Under a plain reading of the statute, Congress left the taxation of settlement funds to Treasury's discretion, and the latter had not misused the delegated power.
By showing a coworker how to do the report in January, helping the coworker complete the report in February, and reviewing the coworkers finished project in March, the physician has successfully delegated that task to a staff member who may do it for 20 years.
Perform such functions of the Board as may be delegated to it by the Board.
A delegated project that isn't done on time ultimately is your responsibility.
government has legitimacy, and it is the proper venue for exercising those powers of governance that were delegated to it.
Keep a log in which you record all of the tasks you've delegated. Make a note in your tickler file or planning system so you'll know when to check up and get progress reports.