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delegate

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of delegate

  1. 1 a person sent on a mission to represent another the delegate had a list of concerns to discuss with the country's new prime minister Synonyms of delegate agent, ambassador, emissary, envoy, legate, minister, representativeWords Related to delegate ambassadress; attaché, chargé d'affaires, consul, deputy, diplomat, foreign minister, nuncio, procurator, proxy; apostle, evangelist, missionary; deputation, detachment, legation; courier, messenger; mouthpiece, spokesperson

  2. 2 a person who acts or does business for another the real estate developer sent a delegate to the town meeting to represent his interests Synonyms of delegate assignee, attorney, commissary, agent, deputy, envoy, factor, minister, procurator, proxy, rep, representativeWords Related to delegate ambassador, diplomat, diplomatist, emissary, foreign minister, legate, plenipotentiary; alternate, backup, pinch hitter, relief, replacement, stand-in, sub, substitute, surrogate, understudy; informer, operative, spy; broker, distributor, manager; arbiter, arbitrator, comprador (or compradore), conciliator, go-between, intercessor, intermediary, interposer, liaison, mediator, middleman, peacemaker; mouthpiece, point man, point person, prophet, speaker, spokesman, spokesperson

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delegate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of delegate

  1. 1 to appoint as one's representative he delegated his son to go pick up the tickets for him Synonyms of delegate commission, depute, deputize Words Related to delegate assign, charge; appoint, designate, name, nominate Near Antonyms of delegate abrogate; abdicate

  2. 2 to put (something) into the possession or safekeeping of another a manager who is reluctant to delegate authority to subordinates Synonyms of delegate commend, commit, confide, consign, give, deliver, entrust (also intrust), give over, hand, hand over, leave, pass, recommend, repose, transfer, transmit, trust, turn over, vestWords Related to delegate confer, grant; assign, deal (out), dispense, disperse, distribute, divide; hand in, release, relinquish, submit, surrender, turn in, yield; bequeath, hand down, hand on, will; advance, lend, loan; furnish, supply; recommit, redeliver, regive, retransfer, retransmitNear Antonyms of delegate detain, hold back, reserve, withhold; own, possess; accept, receive, take in; occupy, take, take overAntonyms of delegate hold, keep, retain



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