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.
Origin of deputize
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Related Words for deputizationappointment, reference, investiture, ordination, charge, conveyance, consignment, mandate, installation, trust, nomination, deputation, authorization, conveying, relegation, committal, transference, devolution, commissioning, referring
Examples from the Web for deputization
Historical Examples of 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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