Definitions for: Depute

[v] give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)
[v] appoint as a substitute
[v] transfer power to someone

Webster (1913) Definition: De*pute", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Deputed; p. pr. & vb.
n. Deputing.] [F. d['e]puter, fr. L. deputare to esteem,
consider, in LL., to destine, allot; de- + putare to clean,
prune, clear up, set in order, reckon, think. See Pure.]
1. To appoint as deputy or agent; to commission to act in
one's place; to delegate.

There is no man deputed of the king to hear thee.
--2. Sam. xv.

Some persons, deputed by a meeting. --Macaulay.

2. To appoint; to assign; to choose. [R.]

The most conspicuous places in cities are usually
deputed for the erection of statues. --Barrow.

De*pute", n.
A person deputed; a deputy. [Scot.]

Synonyms: assign, delegate, deputise, deputize, designate

See Also: advance, appoint, break, bump, cast, charge, demote, depute, devolve, elevate, kick downstairs, kick upstairs, mandate, place, post, promote, raise, reassign, regiment, relegate, task, transfer, upgrade

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