- 1[intransitive, transitive] to give part of your work, power, or authority to someone in a lower position than you Some managers find it difficult to delegate. delegate (something) (to somebody) The job had to be delegated to an assistant.
- 2[transitive] delegate somebody to do something [usually passive] to choose someone to do something I've been delegated to organize the Christmas party.
NAmE//ˈdɛləˌɡeɪt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they delegate
he / she / it delegates
past simple delegated
-ing form delegating