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deputizeverb

uk   us   /ˈdepjutaɪz/ (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.
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