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deputize

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deputizeverb
also Britishdeputise/ˈdɛpjəˌtaɪz/
deputizesdeputizeddeputizing
deputize
verb
also British deputise /ˈdɛpjəˌtaɪz/
deputizesdeputizeddeputizing
Learner's definition of DEPUTIZE  
[+ object]chiefly US  : to give (someone) the power to do something in place of another person : to make (someone) a deputy — often followed by to + verb
[no object]British  : to act in place of another person : to act for someone as a deputy
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