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deputize Explained

deputize at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

also deputise BrE v
1 [I] BrE to do the work of someone of a higher rank than you for a short time because they are unable to do it: deputize for// --Jed could deputise for Stewart, if necessary.//
2 [T] AmE to give someone below you in rank the authority to do your work for a short time, usually because you are unable to do it: delegate//

deputize at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

43 Moby Thesaurus words for "deputize":
accredit, act for, answer for, appear for, arm, assign, authorize,
back up, charge, charter, clothe, clothe with power, commission,
commit, consign, delegate, depute, designate an agent, detach,
detail, devolute, devolve, devolve upon, empower, enable, endow,
endue, entrust, front for, give in charge, invest, license,
mission, pinch-hit for, post, represent, send out, speak for,
stand in for, substitute for, transfer, understudy, warrant

deputize at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[V] (Vicarious authority): commission, delegate, deputize, assign, charge, entrust, commit, authorize, permit.

deputize at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

(BrE also deputise) verb
[V] ~ (for sb) to do sth that sb in a higher position than you would usually do:
Ms Green has asked me to deputize for her at the meeting.

Deputize at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Deputize \Dep"u*tize\, v. t.
To appoint as one's deputy; to empower to act in one's stead;
to depute.

deputize at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

v 1: act as a substitute; "She stood in for the soprano who
suffered from a cold" [syn: {substitute}, {deputise}, {step
2: appoint as a substitute [syn: {depute}, {deputise}]

deputize at English (WD) Of Explained:


Alternative forms

* (UK) deputise


* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /ˈdɛpjətaɪz/
  • Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /ˈdɛpjutaɪz/|lang=en


    Inter: en-verb » deputiz|ing

  • To make (someone) a deputy; to officially empower.
    1. To make or name as a substitute.
    2. : I deputize you to act for me while Im away.''

    Translation: et » deputize
    Translation: fa » deputize
    Translation: io » deputize
    Translation: it » deputize
    Translation: my » deputize
    Translation: ja » deputize
    Translation: pl » deputize
    Translation: vi » deputize
    Translation: zh » deputize