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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DEPUTE

And now will you tell me the principal facts, as you know them, or will you depute some one else to do so?

I depute you to open this sealed document and read the contents to the company.

If I depute a servant to do this, I know how he will set about it.

“At your own castle, when we can get there, and to whomsoever we may depute,” was the reply.

This preliminary work he is obliged to depute to subordinates.

How on earth could I depute such a responsibility to any one in the office.

I depute you, if you love me, to guard her welfare—on my behalf and on your own.

I know it is asking a good deal, but would you accompany any one we may depute to go?

Be so good, my lords, as to depute one among you to speak for all.

He has gone behind my back and tried to depute you to do it, to plead his cause for him.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., "to appoint, assign," from Middle French deputer, from Late Latin deputare "destine, allot" (see deputy). Related: Deputed; deputing.

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