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View synonyms for depute

depute

[ duh-pyoot ]

verb (used with object)

, de·put·ed, de·put·ing.
  1. to appoint as one's substitute, representative, or agent.
  2. to assign (authority, a function, etc.) to a deputy.


depute

verb

  1. to appoint as an agent, substitute, or representative
  2. to assign or transfer (authority, duties, etc) to a deputy; delegate


noun

    1. a deputy
    2. ( as modifier; usually postpositive )

      sheriff depute

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Other Words From

  • dep·u·ta·ble [dep, -y, uh, -t, uh, -b, uh, l, d, uh, -, pyoo, -], adjective
  • unde·puted adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of depute1

1350–1400; Middle English deputen < Anglo-French, Old French deputer to assign < Late Latin dēputāre to allot, Latin: to consider, equivalent to dē- de- + putāre to think

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Word History and Origins

Origin of depute1

C15: from Old French deputer, from Late Latin dēputāre to assign, allot, from Latin de- + putāre to think, consider

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Example Sentences

I depute you to open this sealed document and read the contents to the company.

Gonzalo said that he would depute two friends, who would arrange with them the details for their meeting at Nieva in the morning.

How on earth could I depute such a responsibility to any one in the office.

The ignorant and uneducated man is quite too willing to depute to others the task of thinking for him and furnishing his opinions.

He was the son of one of the depute clerks to the Supreme Court, not an elevated position, though one of great respectability.

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