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de·pute

 (dĭ-pyo͞ot′)
tr.v. de·put·ed, de·put·ing, de·putes
1. To appoint or authorize as an agent or representative.
2. To assign (authority or duties) to another; delegate.

[Middle English deputen, from Old French deputer, from Late Latin dēputāre, to allot, from Latin, to consider : dē-, de- + putāre, to ponder; see pau- in Indo-European roots.]

depute

vb (tr)
1. to appoint as an agent, substitute, or representative
2. to assign or transfer (authority, duties, etc) to a deputy; delegate
n
a. a deputy
b. (as modifier; usually postpositive): sheriff depute.
[C15: from Old French deputer, from Late Latin dēputāre to assign, allot, from Latin de- + putāre to think, consider]

de•pute

(dəˈpyut)

v.t. -put•ed, -put•ing.
1. to appoint as one's substitute, representative, or agent.
2. to assign (authority, a function, etc.) to a deputy.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French deputer to assign < Late Latin dēputāre to allot, Latin: to consider =dē- de- + putāre to think]
dep•u•ta•ble (ˈdɛp yə tə bəl, dəˈpyu-) adj.

depute


Past participle: deputed
Gerund: deputing

Imperative
depute
depute
Present
I depute
you depute
he/she/it deputes
we depute
you depute
they depute
Preterite
I deputed
you deputed
he/she/it deputed
we deputed
you deputed
they deputed
Present Continuous
I am deputing
you are deputing
he/she/it is deputing
we are deputing
you are deputing
they are deputing
Present Perfect
I have deputed
you have deputed
he/she/it has deputed
we have deputed
you have deputed
they have deputed
Past Continuous
I was deputing
you were deputing
he/she/it was deputing
we were deputing
you were deputing
they were deputing
Past Perfect
I had deputed
you had deputed
he/she/it had deputed
we had deputed
you had deputed
they had deputed
Future
I will depute
you will depute
he/she/it will depute
we will depute
you will depute
they will depute
Future Perfect
I will have deputed
you will have deputed
he/she/it will have deputed
we will have deputed
you will have deputed
they will have deputed
Future Continuous
I will be deputing
you will be deputing
he/she/it will be deputing
we will be deputing
you will be deputing
they will be deputing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been deputing
you have been deputing
he/she/it has been deputing
we have been deputing
you have been deputing
they have been deputing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been deputing
you will have been deputing
he/she/it will have been deputing
we will have been deputing
you will have been deputing
they will have been deputing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been deputing
you had been deputing
he/she/it had been deputing
we had been deputing
you had been deputing
they had been deputing
Conditional
I would depute
you would depute
he/she/it would depute
we would depute
you would depute
they would depute
Past Conditional
I would have deputed
you would have deputed
he/she/it would have deputed
we would have deputed
you would have deputed
they would have deputed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.depute - transfer power to someone
assign, delegate, designate, depute - give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)
2.depute - 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"
3.depute - give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)depute - give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)
mandate - assign authority to
cast - select to play,sing, or dance a part in a play, movie, musical, opera, or ballet; "He cast a young woman in the role of Desdemona"
post - assign to a post; put into a post; "The newspaper posted him in Timbuktu"
cast - assign the roles of (a movie or a play) to actors; "Who cast this beautiful movie?"
devolve - pass on or delegate to another; "The representative devolved his duties to his aides while he was in the hospital"
task - assign a task to; "I tasked him with looking after the children"
place - place somebody in a particular situation or location; "he was placed on probation"
regiment - assign to a regiment; "regiment soldiers"
reassign, transfer - transfer somebody to a different position or location of work
delegate, depute - transfer power to someone
mandate - assign under a mandate; "mandate a colony"
elevate, kick upstairs, promote, upgrade, advance, raise - give a promotion to or assign to a higher position; "John was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired"; "Women tend not to advance in the major law firms"; "I got promoted after many years of hard work"
demote, kick downstairs, relegate, bump, break - assign to a lower position; reduce in rank; "She was demoted because she always speaks up"; "He was broken down to Sergeant"
appoint, charge - assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to; "He was appointed deputy manager"; "She was charged with supervising the creation of a concordance"
place - assign to (a job or a home)

depute

verb appoint, choose, commission, select, elect, nominate, assign, charge, mandate, authorize, empower, accredit A sub-committee was deputed to investigate the claims.
Translations
يُفَوِّضيَنْتَدِب
delegovatpověřit
beskikke
felhatalmaz
gera aî fulltrúa sínumveita/afhenda
atstovautipavaduotipavaduotojas
nodotnozīmētpilnvarot
delegovať
atamakdevretmektayin etmekvermek

depute

[dɪˈpjuːt] VT [+ job, authority] → delegar
to depute sth to sbdelegar algo en algn
to depute sb to do sthdelegar a algn para que haga algo

depute

[dɪˈpjuːt] vt
to be deputed to do sth [person] → être délégué(e) pour faire qch

depute

vt personabordnen, delegieren; to be deputed to do somethingdazu abgeordnet or delegiert werden, etw zu tun

depute

[dɪˈpjuːt] vt (frm) to depute sth to sbdelegare qc a qn
to depute sb to do sth → deputare or delegare qn a fare qc

depute

(diˈpjuːt) verb
1. to appoint a person to take over a task etc.
2. to hand over (a task etc) to someone else to do for one.
ˌdepuˈtation (depju-) noun
a group of people appointed to represent others. The miners sent a deputation to the Prime Minister.
deputize, deputise (ˈdepju-) verb
to act as a deputy. She deputized for her father at the meeting.
deputy (ˈdepjuti) noun
someone appointed to help a person and take over some of his jobs if necessary. While the boss was ill, his deputy ran the office.
References in classic literature ?
The convention appears to have been attentive to both these points: they have directed the President to be chosen by select bodies of electors, to be deputed by the people for that express purpose; and they have committed the appointment of senators to the State legislatures.
The committee who had been deputed to verify the accounts reported to the meeting that all was in order.
When it was determined that one should be sent to the Indies, I was at first singled out for the journey, and it was intended that I should represent at Goa, at Rome, and at Madrid the distresses and necessities of the mission of Aethiopia; but the fathers reflecting afterwards that I best understood the Abyssinian language, and was most acquainted with the customs of the country, altered their opinions, and, continuing me in Aethiopia either to perish with them or preserve them, deputed four other Jesuits, who in a short time set out on their way to the Indies.
Within the church they found the Bishop robed in state, and by his side Friar Tuck who had been especially deputed to assist.
But if we even could suppose a distinction of interest between the opulent landholder and the middling farmer, what reason is there to conclude, that the first would stand a better chance of being deputed to the national legislature than the last?
Still Dantes could not view without a shudder the approach of a gendarme who accompanied the officers deputed to demand his bill of health ere the yacht was permitted to hold communication with the shore; but with that perfect self-possession he had acquired during his acquaintance with Faria, Dantes coolly presented an English passport he had obtained from Leghorn, and as this gave him a standing which a French passport would not have afforded, he was informed that there existed no obstacle to his immediate debarkation.
Upon this the great Tamaahmaah deputed his favorite, John Young, the tarpaulin governor of Owyhee, to proceed with a number of royal guards, and take possession of the wreck on behalf of the crown.
Having found out the clue to that great mystery how people can contrive to live beyond their means, and having over-jobbed his jobberies as legislator deputed to the Universe by the pure electors of Pocket-Breaches, it shall come to pass next week that Veneering will accept the Chiltern Hundreds, that the legal gentleman in Britannia's confidence will again accept the Pocket- Breaches Thousands, and that the Veneerings will retire to Calais, there to live on Mrs Veneering's diamonds (in which Mr Veneering, as a good husband, has from time to time invested considerable sums), and to relate to Neptune and others, how that, before Veneering retired from Parliament, the House of Commons was composed of himself and the six hundred and fifty-seven dearest and oldest friends he had in the world.
They deputed ten of their number to wait upon the Duke of Orleans, who, according to his custom, affected popularity.
A little later, the Hairless One deputed the task to Long-Lip, his son.