deputize

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Plain form
deputize

Third-person singular
deputizes

Past tense
deputized

Past participle
deputized

Present participle
deputizing

  1. (transitive) If you deputize a person, you officially authorize them to be a deputy.
  2. (transitive) If you deputize a person, you officially empower and authorize them to act as a substitute in one's role or office.
    Dominic Raab was deputized by Boris Johnson when the latter was down with COVID.