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deputy

dep·u·ty

deputy

 
 
pronunciation:
dep y ti
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
features:
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part of speech: noun
inflections: deputies
definition 1: someone authorized to be a substitute or assistant.
synonyms:
agent, alternate, factor, plenipotentiary, surrogate
similar words:
assignee, assistant, emissary, envoy, legate, lieutenant, minister, proxy, representative, spokesperson, substitute
definition 2: in some legislative bodies, a representative.
synonyms:
delegate, representative
similar words:
ambassador
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part of speech: adjective
definition: authorized or acting as an assistant or next subordinate.
a deputy manager
synonyms:
acting, delegated, plenipotentiary, representative, substitute, surrogate
similar words:
secondary, subordinate
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