Synonyms of 'deputize'
1 stand in forDictionary, act for, take the place of
I soon became skilful enough to deputize for him in the kitchen.
2 appointDictionary, commission, delegate
They were deputized to assassinate him.
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If you appoint someone to a job or official position, you formally choose them for it.
It made sense to appoint a banker to this job.
If you commission something or commission someone to do something, you formally arrange for someone to do a piece of work for you.
You can commission them to paint something especially for you.
If you are delegated to do something, you are given the duty of acting on someone else's behalf by making decisions, voting, or doing some particular work.
Officials have been delegated to start work on a settlement.
Thesaurus for deputize from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you deputize for someone, you do something on their behalf , for example attend a meeting .