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Verb: deputize  'de-pyu,tIz
  1. Act or speak as a replacement (for someone or something)
    - substitute, deputise [Brit], step in, sub [informal]
  2. Appoint as a substitute
    - depute, deputise [Brit]

Derived forms: deputizing, deputizes, deputized

Type of: appoint, charge, replace, supercede [non-standard], supersede, supervene upon, supplant