Meaning of “deputize” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “deputize” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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/ˈdepjutaɪz/ uk us UK also deputise

[ T ] to choose someone to officially speak or act in your place or for a particular purpose:

deputize sb to do sth The administration made a formal request to the Attorney General's Office to deputize an agency lawyer to handle all animal rights cases.

[ I ] to act or speak for another person, especially at work:

I was asked to deputize for the Head of Administrative Law in a meeting.

(Definition of “deputize” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)