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depute

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verb de·pute \di-ˈpyüt\

Simple Definition of depute

  • : to give (someone) a job or responsibility

Full Definition of depute

de·put·edde·put·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  delegate

Examples of depute

  1. Several officers were deputed to guard the building.

  2. I've been deputed to meet them at the airport.



Origin of depute

Middle English, to appoint, from Anglo-French deputer, from Late Latin deputare to assign, from Latin, to consider (as), from de- + putare to consider


First Known Use: 14th century


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