verb (used with object), deputized, deputizing.
to appoint as deputy.
verb (used without object), deputized, deputizing.
to act as a deputy; substitute.
Also, especially British, deputise.

1720–30; deput(y) + -ize

deputization, noun
de-deputize, verb (used with object), de-deputized, de-deputizing.
undeputized, adjective Unabridged
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deputize or deputise (ˈdɛpjʊˌtaɪz)
to appoint or act as deputy
deputise or deputise

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Example sentences
We could deputize some students with a video camera to sit on a group of corners and capture video of stop sign rolling offenders.
The agreement to deputize officers federally is usually entered into only with state agencies.
In addition, county clerks should be able to deputize people for registration purposes.
Town clerks may deputize agents for the issuance of licenses.
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