depute

verb
de·​pute | \ di-ˈpyüt How to pronounce depute (audio) \
deputed; deputing

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Several officers were deputed to guard the building. I've been deputed to meet them at the airport.

First Known Use of depute

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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depute

verb

English Language Learners Definition of depute

chiefly British, formal : to give (someone) a job or responsibility

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