depute

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verb de·pute \di-ˈpyüt\

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


DEPUTE Defined for English Language Learners

depute

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verb de·pute \di-ˈpyüt\

Definition of depute for English Language Learners

  • : to give (someone) a job or responsibility


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