• (British) IPA: /ˈdɛpjətaɪz/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈdɛpjutaɪz/

deputize (deputizes, present participle deputizing; past and past participle deputized)

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