1. [ verb ] appoint as a substitute
Synonyms: deputise deputize
Related terms: appoint deputy deputy delegating
2. [ verb ] transfer power to someone
Synonyms: delegate
Related terms: delegate delegating delegacy
3. [ verb ] give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)
Synonyms: assign designate delegate
Related terms: appoint place transfer delegate promote demote cast mandate post place cast mandate devolve regiment task assignment appointment delegate delegating delegacy
Similar spelling:   debut