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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 ?
Shelby now rose, and said her engagements would prevent her being at the breakfast-table that morning; and, deputing a very respectable mulatto woman to attend to the gentlemen's coffee at the side-board, she left the room.
Receiver and Agent now, to two rich estates, and deputing their legal business, in an amount worth having, to a firm of solicitors on the floor below, he had snuffed out his ambition (supposing him to have ever lighted it), and had settled down with his snuffers for the rest of his life under the dry vine and fig-tree of P.
FAISALABAD -- Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FCCI) President Engineer Suhail Bin Rashid here on Monday thanked the Chief Minister Punjab for deputing a high profile special team comprising provincial ministers and secretaries to resolve the problems of local business community.