deputize

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  • Hyphenation: de‧pu‧tize

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deputize (third-person singular simple present deputizes, present participle deputizing, simple past and past participle deputized)

  1. To make (someone) a deputy; to officially empower.
  2. To make or name as a substitute.
    I deputize you to act for me while I'm away.

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