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Definition of Delegate

Delegate

  1. Any one sent and empowered to act for another; one deputed to represent; a chosen deputy; a representative; a commissioner; a vicar.
  2. One elected by the people of a territory to represent them in Congress, where he has the right of debating, but not of voting.
  3. One sent by any constituency to act as its representative in a convention; as, a delegate to a convention for nominating officers, or for forming or altering a constitution.
  4. Sent to act for or represent another; deputed; as, a delegate judge.
  5. To send as one's representative; to empower as an ambassador; to send with power to transact business; to commission; to depute; to authorize.
  6. To intrust to the care or management of another; to transfer; to assign; to commit.

Delegate Quotations

Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don't interfere as long as the policy you've decided upon is being carried out.
Ronald Reagan

Don't be a bottleneck. If a matter is not a decision for the President or you, delegate it. Force responsibility down and out. Find problem areas, add structure and delegate. The pressure is to do the reverse. Resist it.
Donald Rumsfeld

I don't have a problem with delegation. I love to delegate. I am either lazy enough, or busy enough, or trusting enough, or congenial enough, that the notion leaving tasks in someone else's lap doesn't just sound wise to me, it sounds attractive.
John Ortberg

The way you delegate is that first you have to hire people that you really have confidence in. You won't truly let those people feel a sense of autonomy if you don't have confidence in them.
Robert Pozen

When in doubt, mumble; when in trouble, delegate; when in charge, ponder.
James H. Boren
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Delegate Translations

delegate in Danish is delegeret
delegate in Dutch is delegeren, afvaardigen
delegate in German is Abgeordnete {m}, Abgesandte {m}, delegiert
delegate in Norwegian is delegere, utsending
delegate in Portuguese is delegado
delegate in Spanish is delegado

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