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English verb: depute

1. depute (social) transfer power to someone


Synonymsdelegate


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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