English version

deputize

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdeputizedep‧u‧tize (also deputise British English) /ˈdepjətaɪz/ verb 🔊 🔊 1 REPLACE[intransitive] British English to do the work of someone of a higher rank than you for a short time because they are unable to do itdeputize for 🔊 Jed could deputise for Stewart, if necessary.2 [transitive] American English to give someone below you in rank the authority to do your work for a short time, usually because you are unable to do itdelegate→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
deputizeMy boss had to go to the Caribbean unexpectedly and asked me to deputize.Carter was deputized by Dodge to take command of the tanker.Not only did he have the cops, but he would deputize certain Union members to walk around the hall with guns.He is required to deputize for the Assistant Dean and Dean as and when necessary.Paine, the second in command, deputized for the Colonel.The Foreign Minister will be deputizing for the Prime Minister while he recovers from his operation.
Pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
Click on the pictures to check.
Verb table
deputize
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydeputize
he, she, itdeputizes
> View More
Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydeputized
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave deputized
he, she, ithas deputized
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad deputized
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill deputize
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have deputized
> View Less
Continuous Form
Present
Iam deputizing
he, she, itis deputizing
> View More
you, we, theyare deputizing
Past
I, he, she, itwas deputizing
you, we, theywere deputizing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been deputizing
he, she, ithas been deputizing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been deputizing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be deputizing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been deputizing
> View Less