Part of speech: verb

To send as a representative; depute.

Part of speech: verb

To commit; entrust.

Part of speech: adjective

Sent as a deputy.

Part of speech: noun

A representative; deputy.

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Usage examples "delegate":

  1. The delegate Freycinet, who was no doubt kept well informed by the country people, assured General Bourbaki that he had only a weak force of cavalry in his front, and called upon him repeatedly, and in the most urgent terms, to advance against Blois. - "The Franco-German War of 1870-71", Count Helmuth, von Moltke.
  2. Wilfred dwelt on the day when Oklahoma would no longer be represented in congress by a delegate without the right to vote, but would take its place as a state whose constitution should be something new and inspiring in the history of civil documents. - "Lahoma", John Breckinridge Ellis.
  3. Herndon relates that Delahay's expenses to the Chicago nominating convention, as an expected delegate from Kansas, were promised by Lincoln. - "The Life of Lyman Trumbull", Horace White.