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abrogate (AB ruh gayt") (verb)
1. To abolish or to annul by authority; to nullify, to cancel: Henry associated himself with those who believe that Congress should abrogate the current tax law.
2. Not doing that which is required of a person or a group of people: The banking officials were accused of trying to abrogate their duties.
arrogate (AIR uh gayt") (verb)
1. To claim, to take, to appropriate, or to assume for oneself without right; as when a person will determine certain privileges for himself: Monroe did indeed arrogate to himself the powers of a general.

Some U.S. Presidents have decided to arrogate the power of congress to declare war.

2. To assign or to attribute to another person without justification: Neil accused the woman next door of wanting to arrogate to herself the power to punish people.
derogate (DER uh gayt") (verb)
1. To take away or to detract: Senator Johnson was warned that such a statement will derogate his reputation.
2. To say or to suggest that someone, or something, is not worthy of respect or is not important: There were times when the man's wife would derogate him for not achieving better pay from his company.
delegate (DEL i git) (noun)
Someone who is authorized or sent to speak and act for others; representative, as at a convention: Every state will send a delegate to the convention.
delegate (DEL i gayt") (verb)
To entrust (authority, power, etc.) to a person acting as one's agent or representative; entrust, assign, give over, charge, commit to the care of: Cheryl wants to delegate her power of attorney to her nephew.

A delegate is someone who is sent with authority to represent another or others; to delegate work or authority is to transfer or to send it to another person.

delicate (DEL i kit) (adjective)
1. Pleasing in its lightness, mildness, subtlety, etc. (a delicate flavor, odor, color, etc.); fine, dainty, exquisite, elegant: Queen Anne wore a long gown of delicate silk.
2. Easily damaged, spoiled, fragile, frail, perishable; dainty: The plate was so delicate that Sarah was afraid to wash it for fear of breaking it.
3. Frail, feeble, debilitated, weakened; infirm, unwell, sickly, ailing: Marie and Jamie were concerned about their little girl's delicate condition.
4. Palatable, savory, delicious, appetizing, luscious: Debra, the hostess, presented a tray of delicate food to her guests.
5. Soft, muted, subdued: Ted and Cheryl had the walls of their apartment painted with a delicate blue color.
6. Exquisite, minute, detailed: Clyde and Donna admired the delicate workmanship on the bronze doors.
7. Tactful, tasteful, diplomatic, careful, sensitive, refined: Jessie Brown, the public relations manager, handled the situation in a delicate manner.

The female senator decided to leave her senatorial seat after she abrogated a decision that would arrogate her right to become a delegate of a congressional committee when a political opponent felt the need to derogate her because of her delicate physical condition.

delegate (DEL i git) (s) (noun), delegates (pl)
Someone who is chosen or elected to vote or to act for other people: "Lorna's brother was chosen as a delegate to attend the state convention to help choose a candidate to run for congress."
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delegate (DEL uh gayt") (verb), delegates; delegated; delegating
1. To speak and to act for others; to represent: Every state will delegate a representative to go to the political convention.
2. To entrust an authority, rights, etc. to a person acting as one’s agent or representative; to entrust, to assign, to commit to the care of: Sharon's cousin delegated her legal powers to her son.
To assign someone as an agent with authrority to take action.
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deligate (DEL i kit) (noun)
A person who is authorized to act as a representative for another person; a deputy or an agent: Earl has been chosen as a delegate to the convention to represent his community.

As a delegate to the congressional meeting, Kendra intends to vote for tax saving measures.

delicate (DEL i kit) (adjective)
1. Relating to being pleasing to the senses; especially, in a subtle way: The delicate color of Mona's dress was very attractive.
2. Descriptive of being easily broken or damaged: This cup is very delicate and fragile; so please handle it carefully.
3. Referring to being disturbed or upset: Many people struggle to maintain the delicate balance between work and family matters.

Andrew's mother asked him to go to the store to purchase delicate china cups from which to drink the new tea that has such a delicate taste.

Timmy was very careful because his mother’s nerves were very delicate and he was happy to be her deligate; especially, since he knew that the owner of the china shop would give him the best quality available.

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delegate (DEL i gayt") (verb)
1. To give control, responsibility, authority, etc. to someone: The manager will delegate authority to the best employees of this company so the project can succeed.
2. To give authority to another individual: The president will delegate the union leader as a delegate to the convention.
relegate (REL i gayt") (verb)
To assign an idea or a concept to a place of insignificance or to put something out of one’s mind: After the long argument, Brooke was determined to relegate the conflict out of her mind and to think of other things.

When the head librarian decided to delegate Krista to represent her library at the conference, she was concerned about the efforts of a minority to relegate the discussion of new books for the library to the bottom of the agenda.