See more synonyms for deputize on Thesaurus.com verb (used with object), dep·u·tized, dep·u·tiz·ing.
- to appoint as deputy.
verb (used without object), dep·u·tized, dep·u·tiz·ing.
- to act as a deputy; substitute.
Also especially British, dep·u·tise.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
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British Dictionary definitions for deputising
- to appoint or act as deputy
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Word Origin and History for deputising
1730s; see deputy + -ize. Related: Deputized; deputizing.
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