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Meaning of deputize

dep•u•tize

Pronunciation: (dep'yu-tīz"), [key]
— v., -tized, -tiz•ing.
—v.t.
  1. to appoint as deputy.
—v.i.
  1. to act as a deputy; substitute.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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