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 agent, ambassador, emissary, envoy, legate, minister, representativeRelated Words 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 assignee, attorney, commissary, agent, deputy, envoy, factor, minister, procurator, proxy, rep, representativeRelated Words 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



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 commission, depute, deputize Related Words assign, charge; appoint, designate, name, nominate Near Antonyms 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 commend, commit, confide, consign, give, deliver, entrust (also intrust), give over, hand, hand over, leave, pass, recommend, repose, transfer, transmit, trust, turn over, vestRelated Words 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 detain, hold back, reserve, withhold; own, possess; accept, receive, take in; occupy, take, take overAntonyms hold, keep, retain

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