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deputize

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verb, dep·u·tize \ˈde-pyə-ˌtīz\

Simple Definition of deputize

  • : to give (someone) the power to do something in place of another person : to make (someone) a deputy

  • : to act in place of another person : to act for someone as a deputy

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of deputize

deputizeddeputizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to appoint as deputy

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to act as deputy

deputization play \ˌde-pyə-tə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

Examples of deputize in a sentence

  1. I deputize for the newspaper's editor on the weekends.

  2. <he deputized a local citizen to take charge of the situation while he went for reinforcements>



Circa 1736

First Known Use of deputize

circa 1736

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DEPUTIZE Defined for Kids

deputize

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verb dep·u·tize \ˈde-pyə-ˌtīz\

Definition of deputize for Students

deputizeddeputizing

  1. :  to appoint as deputy




Law Dictionary

deputize

play
verb dep·u·tize \ˈde-pyə-ˌtīz\

Legal Definition of deputize

deputizeddeputizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to appoint as deputy
  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to act as deputy





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