- to appoint as deputy.
- to act as a deputy; substitute.
Origin of deputize
Examples from the Web for deputise
Historical Examples of deputise
It's good of you to drop in and deputise for my Dutch uncle!The Sins of Sverac Bablon
Joanna carved the turkeys, refusing to deputise either to Martin or to Alce.Joanna Godden
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
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
- to appoint or act as deputy