Deputize Definition

dĕpyə-tīz
deputized, deputizes, deputizing
verb
deputized, deputizes, deputizing
To appoint or serve as a deputy.
American Heritage
To appoint as deputy, esp. as temporary deputy.
Webster's New World
To act as deputy, esp. as temporary deputy.
Webster's New World

To make (someone) a deputy; to officially empower.

Wiktionary
To make or name as a substitute.
I deputize you to act for me while I'm away.
Wiktionary
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