[ UK /dˈɛpjuːtˌa‍ɪz/ ]
  1. act as a substitute
    She stood in for the soprano who suffered from a cold
  2. appoint as a substitute
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How To Use deputise In A Sentence

  • He will report to the Editor in Chief, and will also deputise for him in his absence.
  • Trapattoni suggested that the Leeds United centre-half Darren O'Dea would deputise for the suspended Sean St Ledger as his players considered the prospect of the Luzhniki's surface. Giovanni Trapattoni confident of an Ireland win against Russia
  • He will now be more determined than ever to insist that, when his colleague departs, he will deputise for the first minister in every sense of the word.
  • Dozens of these deputized officials were deployed soon after the expanded judicial system became operational.
  • After serving in minor diplomatic posts, he had settled down to run his ancestral estate until he deputized for the local parliamentary delegate in Berlin, where he discovered his true métier.
  • As many as three full-time officers patrolled their 1,000-foot beat, but the town's police department deputized a handful of volunteer officers to offer more help.
  • O'Driscoll will miss the Six Nations after undergoing shoulder surgery, with Keith Earls, Tommy Bowe or Fergus McFadden competing to deputise. Sport news in brief
  • Matt Rothschild's astonishing expose of the FBI's decision to "deputize" 23,000 representatives of private industry reflects a frightening alignment of authoritarian forces, as well as another apparently deliberate flouting of constitutional norms. Charlie Cray: The Pirates of Privatization
  • Jed could deputise for Stewart, if necessary.
  • One proposal floated by the "Wise Men" would have Mubarak "deputize" Suleiman with his powers and step aside in every way but name, perhaps keeping the presidency title for the time being at least. - Home Page
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