Definition of delegate noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈdelɪɡət//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdelɪɡət//
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  1. 1a person who is chosen or elected to represent the views of a group of people and vote and make decisions for them Congress delegates rejected the proposals.
  2. 2a person who attends a conference The conference was attended by delegates from 56 countries. Wordfinderconference, delegate, exhibition, name tag, plenary, register, speaker, talk, venue, workshop
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin delegatus ‘sent on a commission’, from the verb delegare, from de- ‘down’ + legare ‘depute’.Extra examples The delegates voted to support the resolution. They decided not to send a delegate to the conference. a delegate from the local Labour party the British delegate to the United Nations
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