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Definition of deputize verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

deputize

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈdɛpyəˌtaɪz//
 
[intransitive] deputize somebody (to do something)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they deputize
 
he / she / it deputizes
 
past simple deputized
 
-ing form deputizing
 
 
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to give someone the power to do something that someone in a higher position would usually do Ms. Green deputized me to manage the office while she was on vacation.
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