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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of depute

deputed

deputing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  delegate

Examples of depute in a sentence

  1. Several officers were deputed to guard the building.

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



Origin and Etymology 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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