deputize - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive] 

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/ˈdepjʊtaɪz/
present tense
I/you/we/theydeputize
he/she/itdeputizes
present participledeputizing
past tensedeputized
past participledeputized
  1. to temporarily do the work of someone more senior than you

    You’ll be deputizing for the manager while she’s on holiday.