deputize

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verb dep·u·tize \ ˈde-pyə-ˌtīz \

Definition of deputize

deputized; deputizing
transitive verb
:to appoint as deputy
intransitive verb
: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

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First Known Use of deputize

circa 1736

deputize Synonyms

Synonyms
commission, depute, delegate
Related Words
assign, charge; appoint, designate, name, nominate
Near Antonyms
abrogate; abdicate

DEPUTIZE Defined for English Language Learners

deputize

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verb

Definition of deputize for English Language Learners

  • : 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


DEPUTIZE Defined for Kids

deputize

play
verb dep·u·tize \ ˈde-pyə-ˌtīz \

Definition of deputize for Students

deputized; deputizing
:to appoint as deputy

Law Dictionary

deputize

play
verb dep·u·tize \ ˈde-pyə-ˌtīz \

legal Definition of deputize

deputized; deputizing
transitive verb
:to appoint as deputy
intransitive verb
:to act as deputy


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