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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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday that US Foreign Secretary Mike Pompeo appeared to not be involved in the US policy on Russia anymore with such functions delegated to US National Security Adviser John Bolton.
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