verb (used with object), dep·u·tized, dep·u·tiz·ing.
verb (used without object), dep·u·tized, dep·u·tiz·ing.
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
Examples from the Web for deputize
Another has Mubarak deputize his vice president and step down in all but name.
Now I deny that Congress can deputize its legislative powers.Thirty Years' View (Vol. I of 2)|Thomas Hart Benton
A good manager, though, can't simply go and deputize every detail of his job.The Knack of Managing|Lewis K. Urquhart and Herbert Watson
I'll vouch that they're all good cow-hands, and if you want to deputize the whole works, why, just work your rabbit's foot.The Outlet|Andy Adams