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English definition of “deputize”

deputize

verb [I] (UK usually deputise)     /ˈdep.jʊ.taɪz/
to act or speak for another person, especially at work: I'm deputizing for (= doing the job of) the director during his absence.Replacing and exchanging
(Definition of deputize verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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