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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - Give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person); Appoint as a substitute; Transfer power to someone.

Usage examples (33)
  • Previously, concerns had been raised that the best teachers were quickly promoted to posts such as depute head, which took them away from pupils.
  • At length it was unanimously agreed to depute Anton
  • He was session-clerk and clerk-depute of presbytery.
  • Be so good, my lords, as to depute one among you to speak for all. for more
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