verb (used with object), dep·u·tized, dep·u·tiz·ing.
verb (used without object), dep·u·tized, dep·u·tiz·ing.
Related formsdep·u·ti·za·tion, nounde-dep·u·tize, verb (used with object), de-dep·u·tized, de-dep·u·tiz·ing.un·dep·u·tized, adjective
Examples from the Web for deputise
It won't cost much, and I'd rather have those fearless practical men here than all the rubes you could deputise.The Daughter of Anderson Crow|George Barr McCutcheon
I gather that Mary is anticipating a complete failure on our part to sustain the situation and is prepared to deputise.The Shadow of the East|E. M. Hull
Joanna carved the turkeys, refusing to deputise either to Martin or to Alce.Joanna Godden|Sheila Kaye-Smith
It's good of you to drop in and deputise for my Dutch uncle!The Sins of Sverac Bablon|Sax Rohmer