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British English: delegate /ˈdɛlɪˌɡeɪt/ NOUN
A delegate is a person chosen to vote or make decisions on behalf of a group of people, especially at a conference or meeting.
Over a hundred delegates attended the conference.
- American English: delegate
- Arabic: مَنْدُوب
- Brazilian Portuguese: representante
- Chinese: 代表
- Croatian: delegat
- Czech: delegát
- Danish: delegeret
- Dutch: afgevaardigde
- European Spanish: delegado
- Finnish: valtuutettu
- French: délégué
- German: Delegierter
- Greek: αντιπρόσωπος
- Italian: delegato
- Japanese: 代表
- Korean: 대표자
- Norwegian: utsending
- Polish: delegat
- European Portuguese: representante
- Romanian: delegat
- Russian: делегат
- Latin American Spanish: delegado
- Swedish: delegat
- Thai: ตัวแทน
- Turkish: delege
- Ukrainian: делегат
- Vietnamese: đại biểu
British English: delegate /ˈdɛlɪɡət/ VERB
If you delegate duties, responsibilities, or power to someone, you give them those duties or responsibilities or that power, so that they can act on your behalf.
He wants to delegate more tasks to his employees.
- American English: delegate
- Arabic: يَنْتَدِبُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: delegar
- Chinese: 授权
- Croatian: delegirati
- Czech: delegovat
- Danish: delegere
- Dutch: delegeren
- European Spanish: delegar
- Finnish: valtuuttaa
- French: déléguer
- German: delegieren
- Greek: αναθέτω
- Italian: delegare
- Japanese: 代表として派遣する
- Korean: 위임하다
- Norwegian: delegere
- Polish: wydelegować
- European Portuguese: delegar
- Romanian: a delega
- Russian: делегировать
- Latin American Spanish: delegar
- Swedish: delegera
- Thai: มอบให้ทำแทน
- Turkish: yetkilendirmek
- Ukrainian: делегувати
- Vietnamese: ủy quyền
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