[ dep-yuh-tahyz ]
/ ˈdɛp yəˌtaɪz /
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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Examples from the Web for 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.
British Dictionary definitions for deputization
/ (ˈdɛpjʊˌtaɪz) /
to appoint or act as deputy
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