US: /ˈdɛɫəˌɡeɪt/, /ˈdɛɫəɡət/

English Vietnamese dictionary

delegate /'deligit/
  • danh từ
    • người đại biểu, người đại diện
    • người được uỷ nhiệm
    • ngoại động từ
      • cử làm đại biểu
      • uỷ quyền, uỷ thác, giao phó
        • to delegate a person to perform a duty: uỷ quyền cho ai làm một nhiệm vụ
        • to delegate a task to someone: giao nhiệm vụ cho ai

    Advanced English dictionary

    noun, verb
    + noun
    a person who is chosen or elected to represent the views of a group of people and vote and make decisions for them: The conference was attended by delegates from 56 countries.
    + verb
    1 ~ (sth) (to sb) to give part of your work, power or authority to sb in a lower position than you: [V] Some managers find it difficult to delegate. + [VN] The job had to be delegated to an assistant.
    2 [VN to inf] [usually passive] to choose sb to do sth: I've been delegated to organize the Christmas party.

    Thesaurus dictionary

    1 envoy, agent, legate, representative, ambassador, plenipotentiary, minister, emissary, commissioner, (papal) nuncio, (papal) internuncio, spokesperson, spokesman, spokeswoman, go-between:
    They kowtowed to the delegate from His Imperial Highness.
    2 depute, commission, appoint, designate, assign, name, nominate, accredit, authorize, empower, mandate:
    The president delegated Ambassador Foxley to represent him at the meeting.
    3 assign, give, hand over or on, pass over or on, depute, transfer, entrust, relegate, Colloq pass the buck for, US buck:
    She has delegated the responsibility to one of the directors.

    Collocation dictionary


    conference, congress, convention | government, party, trade union


    elect | send
    They decided not to send a delegate to the conference.


    attend (sth)
    No fewer than 2,000 delegates attended the conference.


    ~ from
    a delegate from the local Labour party
    | ~ to
    the British delegate to the United Nations

    Concise English dictionary

    +a person appointed or elected to represent others
    +transfer power to someone
    +give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)