Synonyms and Antonyms of deputy
1 a person who acts or does business for another <the club president sent a deputy to the conference to vote on our behalf> Synonyms assignee, attorney, commissary, delegate, agent, envoy, factor, minister, procurator, proxy, rep, representativeRelated Words ambassador, diplomat, diplomatist, emissary, foreign minister, legate, plenipotentiary; alternate, backup, pinch hitter, relief, replacement, stand-in, sub, substitute, surrogate, understudy; informer, operative, spy; broker, distributor, manager; arbiter, arbitrator, comprador (or compradore), conciliator, go-between, intercessor, intermediary, interposer, liaison, mediator, middleman, peacemaker; mouthpiece, point man, point person, prophet, speaker, spokesman, spokesperson
2 a person who helps a more skilled person <a deputy supervisor to help out with routine tasks> Synonyms adjunct, adjutant, aid, aide, apprentice, assistant, coadjutor, helper, helpmate, helpmeet, lieutenant, mate, sidekickRelated Words attendant, handmaiden (also handmaid), maid, maidservant, scullion, servant; auxiliary, legman, subordinate, underling; employee (also employe), hand, help, hireling, laborer, swamper, worker; gal Friday, girl Friday; man Friday, right hand; aide-de-camp
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