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deputize

verb dep·u·tize \ˈde-pyə-ˌtīz\

: 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

dep·u·tizeddep·u·tiz·ing

Full Definition of DEPUTIZE

transitive verb
:  to appoint as deputy
intransitive verb
:  to act as deputy
dep·u·ti·za·tion \ˌde-pyə-tə-ˈzā-shən\ noun
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Examples of DEPUTIZE

  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>

First Known Use of DEPUTIZE

circa 1736

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DEPUTIZATIONS Defined for Kids

deputize

verb dep·u·tize \ˈde-pyə-ˌtīz\
dep·u·tizeddep·u·tiz·ing

Definition of DEPUTIZE for Kids

:  to appoint as deputy

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