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deputize

[ dep-yuh-tahyz ]
/ 藞d蓻p y蓹藢ta瑟z /
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Definition of deputize

verb (used with object), dep路u路tized, dep路u路tiz路ing.
to appoint as deputy.
verb (used without object), dep路u路tized, dep路u路tiz路ing.
to act as a deputy; substitute.
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Also especially British, dep路u路tise .

Origin of deputize

First recorded in 1720鈥30; deput(y) + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM deputize

dep路u路ti路za路tion, nounde-dep路u路tize, verb (used with object), de-dep路u路tized, de-dep路u路tiz路ing.un路dep路u路tized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for deputize

deputize

deputise

/ (藞d蓻pj蕣藢ta瑟z) /

verb
to appoint or act as deputy
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