Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb deputise

2 senses of deputise

Sense 1
substitute, deputize, deputise, step in -- (act as a substitute; "She stood in for the soprano who suffered from a cold")
       => supplant, replace, supersede, supervene upon, supercede -- (take the place or move into the position of; "Smith replaced Miller as CEO after Miller left"; "the computer has supplanted the slide rule"; "Mary replaced Susan as the team's captain and the highest-ranked player in the school")

Sense 2
depute, deputize, deputise -- (appoint as a substitute)
       => appoint, charge -- (assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to; "He was appointed deputy manager"; "She was charged with supervising the creation of a concordance")

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