depute

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See also: députe and député

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French députer, from Latin deputo.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Verb:
    • IPA(key): /dɪ.ˈpjuːt/
      • (file)
    • Rhymes: -uːt
  • Noun:

Verb[edit]

depute (third-person singular simple present deputes, present participle deputing, simple past and past participle deputed)

  1. (obsolete) to assign (someone or something) to or for something
  2. to delegate (a task, etc.) to a subordinate
    • 2006, Clive James, North Face of Soho, Picador 2007, p. 229:
      Will Wyatt having moved up a notch, the project was deputed to a second team of producers whose judgement I didn't trust.
  3. to deputize (someone), appoint as deputy
  4. to appoint; to assign; to choose
    • c. 1675, Isaac Barrow, The Duty of Thanksgiving
      The most conspicuous places in cities are usually deputed for the erection of statues.

Related terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

depute (plural deputes)

  1. (Scotland) deputy

Anagrams[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

depute

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of deputar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of deputar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of deputar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of deputar

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /deˈpute/, [d̪eˈput̪e]

Verb[edit]

depute

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of deputar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of deputar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of deputar.
  4. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of deputar.