deputize (one) as (something)

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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.
See also: deputize

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.
See also: deputize
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Section 64 of Republic Act 8551 or the Philippine National Police Reform and Reorganization Act of 1998 provides that governors and mayors are automatically deputized as representatives of the Napolcom in their respective jurisdiction.
Deputized as the soloist just weeks ago, when violinist Vadim Repin canceled, the Philharmonic's new concertmaster pulled off quite a stunt himself - playing the same connoisseur agenda originally scheduled, which is not the sort of thing touring virtuosos, much less orchestra players, just happen to have up their sleeve.
A large number of pilots, who are deputized as Federal law enforcement officers, now contribute to aviation security throughout the U.
Archie Malabanan, secretary general of Ugnayan ng mga Mamumundok ng Banahaw, (Association of Mountaineers at Banahaw), said his group was willing to be deputized as forest guards to protect Banahaw from trespassers.
As a member of the Drug Enforcement Agency Task Force in Fort Worth, Pitts was deputized as a Deputy U.