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deputize (one) as (something)

To temporarily grant one a position of power or authority. Because I'm going on vacation, I deputized my assistant as my surrogate.
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deputize someone as something

to assign someone the temporary power to act in some official capacity. The sheriff deputized Chuck as an aid during the uprising. Chuck was deputized as an officer of the law.
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"These deputized police officers are ready to assist if they will be needed.
The deputized agencies for the upcoming elections are the Philippine National Police (PNP), Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Department of Education (DepEd), Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Civil Service Commission (CSC), Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), Philippine Information Agency (PIA), National Food Authority (NFA), Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), Social Security System (SSS), Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).
Javier said the DENROs may be persons or groups duly deputized by the DENR over a specific area of jurisdiction and sector such as on forestry, mines, as stipulated in the deputation order.
During the April 17 Kapihansa PIA forum, DENR-7 also told the media that it has deputized some local government officials as Wildlife Enforcement Officers (WEOs) to help protect the conservation efforts of on wildlife enforcement activities to protect the wildlife species in the region.
In an interview yesterday, Tagum said the traffic police and other deputized personnel of the 12 police precincts, along with the City Mobile Force Company, will be deployed in all strategic areas.
The King said, "As I intend to travel outside the Kingdom on Saturday, I deputized Crown Prince Sultan Ibn Abdulaziz to administer the state's affairs and to take care of the people's interests during the period of my absence."
After their training at the Montebello Villa Hotel on Wednesday, MGB-7 OIC Director Efren Cardio inducted the police officers from the CPPO as the bureau's deputized agents in implementing environmental laws in the province.
The DOLE regional offices must submit a quarterly report of inspection activities to the Bureau of Working Conditions participated in by the deputized DOLE volunteer inspectors.
He said he would also direct the military and the police 'not to interfere if you are not deputized' for election duties.
The shared access to the no-contact apprehension database would allow both agencies and deputized units to easily flag vehicles that have existing violations.
These deputized personnel are authorized to confiscate driver's license and plate number of illegally-parked vehicles which will be turned over to the transportation office.
Manama-April-18(BNA)His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa today deputized National Guard Chief Lieutenant-General Shaikh Mohammed bin Isa Al-Khalifa to attend the 36th Final on His Majesty's Cup.
I will tell the Armed Forces and the police not to interfere if you are not deputized,' he said.
The Cordillera Regional Land Transportation Office urged newly deputized traffic enforcers to efficiently perform their duties to ensure traffic order and safety in the province.
Three deputized municipal employees here suffered bullet wounds when they were fired upon by about 10 armed men at a checkpoint in this town Wednesday midnight, police said Thursday.