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deputy

[ dep-yuh-tee ]SEE DEFINITION OF deputy

Synonyms for deputy

  • aide
  • appointee
  • commissioner
  • delegate
  • minister
  • representative
  • ambassador
  • backup
  • factor
  • legate
  • lieutenant
  • proxy
  • regent
  • replacement
  • second-in-command
  • sub
  • subordinate
  • substitute
  • surrogate
  • assembly member
  • councilor
  • dogcatcher
  • representant
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Antonyms for deputy

  • chief
  • manager
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DEPUTY

Looking back, Andy saw a rifle pitch to the shoulder of the deputy.

The master and mistress thenceforth transact their affairs by deputy.

To all of this the deputy listened sadly, combing his mustaches.

The deputy officer took a chair and tipped it back against the wall.

Jared Wiley, the deputy, was talking to a group near the stain, explaining.

And so the deputy could not refrain from referring to his own anxiety.

Samuel Baldwin was the first sheriff of the county, and Johnson was his first deputy.

Some people had thought that the prelate wished to become a deputy.

Every deputy of any consequence who entered was named by Massot to his companions.

After some time he got an appointment as deputy inspector at the Fish Market.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, "one given the full power of an officer without holding the office," from Anglo-French deputé, noun use of past participle of Middle French députer "appoint, assign" (14c.), from Late Latin deputare "to destine, allot," in classical Latin "to esteem, consider, consider as," literally "to cut off, prune," from de- "away" (see de-) + putare "to think, count, consider," literally "to cut, prune" (see pave).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DEPUTY

acting

adjectivesubstituting in a role
  • ad interim
  • adjutant
  • alternate
  • assistant
  • delegated
  • deputy
  • interim
  • pro tem
  • pro tempore
  • provisional
  • surrogate
  • temporary

aid/aide

nounperson who helps
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