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DEPUTE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does depute mean? 

DEPUTE (verb)
  The verb DEPUTE has 3 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: DEPUTE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DEPUTE (verb)


Sense 1depute [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Transfer power to someone

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

delegate; depute

Hypernyms (to "depute" is one way to...):

assign; delegate; depute; designate (give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person))

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something to somebody


Sense 2depute [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Appoint as a substitute

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

depute; deputise; deputize

Hypernyms (to "depute" is one way to...):

appoint; charge (assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 3depute [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

assign; delegate; designate; depute

Hypernyms (to "depute" is one way to...):

appoint; charge (assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "depute"):

mandate (assign authority to)

break; bump; demote; kick downstairs; relegate (assign to a lower position; reduce in rank)

advance; elevate; kick upstairs; promote; raise; upgrade (give a promotion to or assign to a higher position)

mandate (assign under a mandate)

delegate; depute (transfer power to someone)

reassign; transfer (transfer somebody to a different position or location of work)

regiment (assign to a regiment)

place (place somebody in a particular situation or location)

task (assign a task to)

devolve (pass on or delegate to another)

cast (assign the roles of (a movie or a play) to actors)

post (assign to a post; put into a post)

cast (select to play,sing, or dance a part in a play, movie, musical, opera, or ballet)

place (assign to (a job or a home))

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody something
Somebody ----s something to somebody
Somebody ----s somebody PP

Sentence example:

They depute him to write the letter


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