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

 

depute

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//dɪˈpjuːt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈpjuːt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they depute
BrE BrE//dɪˈpjuːt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈpjuːt//
 
he / she / it deputes
BrE BrE//dɪˈpjuːts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈpjuːts//
 
past simple deputed
BrE BrE//dɪˈpjuːtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈpjuːtɪd//
 
past participle deputed
BrE BrE//dɪˈpjuːtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈpjuːtɪd//
 
-ing form deputing
BrE BrE//dɪˈpjuːtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈpjuːtɪŋ//
 
 
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depute somebody to do something [often passive] (formal) to give somebody else the authority to represent you or do something for you synonym delegate He was deputed to put our views to the committee. Word Origin late Middle English: via Old French from Latin deputare ‘consider to be, assign’, from de- ‘away’ + putare ‘consider’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: depute