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English verb: depute

1. depute (social) transfer power to someone


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something to somebody

Broader (hypernym)assign, delegate, depute, designate

2. depute (social) appoint as a substitute

Synonymsdeputise, deputize

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)appoint, charge

3. depute (social) give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)

ExamplesThey depute him to write the letter

Synonymsassign, delegate, designate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP

Broader (hypernym)appoint, charge

Narrower (hyponym)advance, break, bump, cast, cast, delegate, demote, depute, devolve, elevate, kick downstairs, kick upstairs, mandate, mandate, place, place, post, promote, raise, reassign, regiment, relegate, task, transfer, upgrade

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