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English definition of “depute”

depute

verb [T] uk   /dɪˈpjuːt/ formal us  
to ask someone to act or speak for you: [+ to infinitive] I've deputed Lara Brown to speak for me at the conference.Recruiting staff, applying for and accepting jobs depute sth to sb If you depute something to someone, you ask them to do it for you: She's deputing the organization of the exhibition to Sara.Promoting, demoting and transferring staff
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