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Definition of depute verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    depute somebody to do something [often passive] (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they depute
    he / she / it deputes
    past simple deputed
    -ing form deputing
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  1. 1to give someone else the authority to represent you or do something for you synonym delegate
  2. 2 He was deputed to put our views to the committee.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: depute