• WordNet 3.6
    • v deputize appoint as a substitute
    • v deputize act as a substitute "She stood in for the soprano who suffered from a cold"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t deputize To appoint as one's deputy; to empower to act in one's stead; to appoint as one's substitute; to depute.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • deputize To appoint as deputy; empower to act for another, as a sheriff; depute.
    • deputize To act as a deputy.
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In literature:

A Jirgah is a deputation of tribesmen.
"The Story of the Malakand Field Force" by Sir Winston S. Churchill
The Serbian Skupstina sent a deputation of twelve deputies and a delegation of officers from the Yugoslav division at Salonica.
"Independent Bohemia" by Vladimir Nosek
I received the deputation with a trembling and apprehensive heart.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327" by Various
Their advice prevailed, and the three were chosen as a deputation to wait on the prophetess.
"The Twilight of the Gods, and Other Tales" by Richard Garnett
Others deputed to ascertain the intentions of Perseus.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 2" by Various
But Mr. Mahomed Ali's deputation was not given any hearing by the Peace Conference.
"Freedom's Battle" by Mahatma Gandhi
They sent a deputation to the fort to demand the letter.
"The Real America in Romance, Volume 6;" by John R. Musick
I shall head a deputation to the PRIME MINISTER.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 153, Aug. 22, 1917" by Various
The dead man was a traitor, and I was deputed to kill him.
"My Strangest Case" by Guy Boothby
The boat with the fishermen, and the two men who had been deputed to seek assistance, went over to Rostoe on Friday the 31st.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. I" by Robert Kerr

In poetry:

I offered him a county seat,
And made no end of an oration;
I made it certainty complete,
And introduced the deputation.
"The Folly of Brown -" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Yes, the Home Secretary of the present day,
Against working women's deputations, has always said- nay;
Because they haven't got the parliamentary Franchise-,
That is the reason why he does them despise.
"Women's Suffrage" by William Topaz McGonagall
And as for the working women, many are driven to the point of starvation,
All through the tendency of the legislation;
Besides, upon members of parliament they have no claim
As a deputation, which is a very great shame.
"Women's Suffrage" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

To do that, she must be deputized twice, attend redundant training and spend hours delivering the registration slips in person to the right officials, thanks.
Mayor Bloomberg might want to deputize comedienne Cloris Leachman for his war on cigarettes.
At 11½ he was able to deputize for Neefe.
Sheriff Keith Royal says Deputes went to a home in southern Nevada County to a report of a woman with a gun.
Community council voted unanimously Tuesday in favour of a six-storey condo in the Beach where Lick 's hamburger restaurant now stands, after four hours of mostly negative deputations from residents.
Horse-racing fans are mourning the death of Deputed Testamony, winner of the 1983 Preakness Stakes.
Stare 's relationship with the St Louis Symphony "really solidified," he said, in April 2009, when Robertson deputized him at the eleventh hour to conduct a performance of Austrian composer H K Gruber's "Frankenstein".
For fifty years the hero of Ghost Town at Great Escape, formerly known as Storytown U.S.A. Deputized children from all over the world.
In the 19th century, critics railed against demoralize, deputize, and Americanize, words in which -ize now goes unnoticed.
One in Texas requires those who register voters to be deputized and undergo training.
Dwayne Lawrence Depute, Columbus Wayne Norment killed.