deputize dep"u*tize (d[e^]p"[-u]*t[imac]z), v. t. To appoint as one's deputy; to empower to act in one's stead; to appoint as one's substitute; to depute. [1913 Webster]

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  • deputize — dep·u·tize / de pyə ˌtīz/ vb tized, tiz·ing vt: to appoint as deputy vi: to act as deputy Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • deputize — 1730s; see DEPUTY (Cf. deputy) + IZE (Cf. ize). Related: Deputized; deputizing …   Etymology dictionary

  • deputize — (Amer.) dep·u·tize || depjÊŠtaɪz v. appoint a deputy, appoint a representative; act as a deputy, act as a representative (also deputise) …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • deputize — v. 1) (esp. AE) (D; tr.) ( to appoint ) to deputize as (he deputized me as his assistant) 2) (BE) (D; intr.) to deputize for ( to replace ) (to deputize for smb. as secretary) 3) (AE) (H) ( to appoint as deputy ) to deputize smb. to do smt. * * * …   Combinatory dictionary

  • deputize — [[t]de̱pjʊtaɪz[/t]] deputizes, deputizing, deputized VERB If you deputize for someone, you do something on their behalf, for example attend a meeting. [V for n] It was some time before I became skilful enough to deputise for him in the kitchen …   English dictionary

  • deputize — UK [ˈdepjʊtaɪz] / US [ˈdepjəˌtaɪz] verb [intransitive] Word forms deputize : present tense I/you/we/they deputize he/she/it deputizes present participle deputizing past tense deputized past participle deputized to temporarily do the work of… …   English dictionary

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