- to appoint as deputy.
- to act as a deputy; substitute.
Also especially British, dep·u·tise.
Origin of deputize
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Examples from the Web for deputization
Don't think for a moment that it is nothing but deputization.
When work is deputized, the responsibility of the manager does not end with the act of deputization.
- to appoint or act as deputy
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Word Origin and History for deputization
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