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Definition of deputize verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

deputize

 verb
(British English also -ise) verb
BrE BrE//ˈdepjutaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdepjutaɪz//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they deputize
BrE BrE//ˈdepjutaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdepjutaɪz//
 
he / she / it deputizes
BrE BrE//ˈdepjutaɪzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdepjutaɪzɪz//
 
past simple deputized
BrE BrE//ˈdepjutaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdepjutaɪzd//
 
past participle deputized
BrE BrE//ˈdepjutaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdepjutaɪzd//
 
-ing form deputizing
BrE BrE//ˈdepjutaɪzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdepjutaɪzɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] deputize (for somebody) to do something that somebody in a higher position than you would usually do Ms Green has asked me to deputize for her at the meeting.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: deputize