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deputize

[ dep-yuh-tahyz ]
/ ˈdɛp yəˌtaɪz /
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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.

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Also especially British, dep·u·tise .

Origin of deputize

First recorded in 1720–30; deput(y) + -ize
dep·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 deputize

deputize

deputise

/ (ˈdɛpjʊˌtaɪz) /

verb

to appoint or act as deputy
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