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Meaning of DEPUTE

Pronunciation:  du'pyoot

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)
  2. [v]  appoint as a substitute
  3. [v]  transfer power to someone

DEPUTE is a 6 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: assign, delegate, deputise, deputize, designate
 See Also: advance, appoint, break, bump, cast, charge, demote, depute, devolve, elevate, kick downstairs, kick upstairs, mandate, place, post, promote, raise, reassign, regiment, relegate, task, transfer, upgrade



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \De*pute"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Deputed}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Deputing}.] [F. d['e]puter, fr. L. deputare to esteem,
    consider, in LL., to destine, allot; de- + putare to clean,
    prune, clear up, set in order, reckon, think. See {Pure}.]
    1. To appoint as deputy or agent; to commission to act in
       one's place; to delegate.
             There is no man deputed of the king to hear thee.
                                                   --2. Sam. xv.
             Some persons, deputed by a meeting.   --Macaulay.
    2. To appoint; to assign; to choose. [R.]
             The most conspicuous places in cities are usually
             deputed for the erection of statues.  --Barrow.
  2. \De*pute"\, n.
    A person deputed; a deputy. [Scot.]