deputise


deputise
v.

1) (esp. AE) (D; tr.) ('to appoint') to deputise as (he deputised me as his assistant)

2) (BE) (D; intr.) to deputise for ('to replace') (to deputise for smb. as secretary)

3) (AE) (H) ('to appoint as deputy') to deputise smb. to do smt.


Combinatory dictionary. 2013.