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deputize

[dep-yuh-tahyz] /ˈdɛp yəˌtaɪz/
verb (used with object), deputized, deputizing.
1.
to appoint as deputy.
verb (used without object), deputized, deputizing.
2.
to act as a deputy; substitute.
Also, especially British, deputise.
Origin
1720-1730
1720-30; deput(y) + -ize
Related forms
deputization, noun
de-deputize, verb (used with object), de-deputized, de-deputizing.
undeputized, adjective
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deputize

/ˈdɛpjʊˌtaɪz/
verb
1.
to appoint or act as deputy
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Word Origin and History for undeputized

deputize

v.

1730s; see deputy + -ize. Related: Deputized; deputizing.

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