Definition of deputize in English:

deputize

Line breaks: depu|tize
Pronunciation: /ˈdɛpjʊtʌɪz
 
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(also deputise)

verb

[no object]
1Temporarily act or speak on behalf of someone else: the post-holder is required to deputize for the manager in their absence
More example sentences
  • A Government spokesperson, however, said the Minister appointed a replacement minister who was more than able to deputise for him.
  • I have every confidence in his ability to more than adequately deputise for the mayor if and when the occasion demands, and to prepare himself for the top mayoral honour which he seems destined to garner twelve months from now.
  • Next year, when new players will have to be signed to deputise for those away on World Cup duty, they could be on short-term contracts or even ‘pay as you go.’
Synonyms
stand in for, sit in for, fill in for, cover for, substitute for, replace, take the place of, understudy, be a locum for, relieve, take over from; hold the fort, step into the breach; act for, act on behalf of, speak on behalf of, represent
informal sub for
North American informal pinch-hit for
1.1 [with object] North American Make (someone) a deputy: after an oath or two she was deputized
More example sentences
  • Flight deck officers are deputized as federal law enforcement officers; however, they differ from traditional officers in that their jurisdiction goes no further than the airplane flight deck.
  • First, as far as anyone could tell, no previous Minnesota secretary of state had ever recruited and deputized citizen observers in this manner.
  • He, and the theocrats who deputized him, have been working for twenty years to do exactly that.

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