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deputeverb [T]

uk   /dɪˈpjuːt/  us   /dɪˈpjuːt/ formal
to ask someone to act or speak for you: [+ to infinitive] I've deputed Lara Brown to speak for me at the conference.
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.
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