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Synonyms for deputy
ˈdɛp yə ti

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deputy, deputy sheriff(noun)

    someone authorized to exercise the powers of sheriff in emergencies

    lieutenant, deputy sheriff, surrogate

  2. deputy, lieutenant(noun)

    an assistant with power to act when his superior is absent

    lieutenant, deputy sheriff, surrogate, police lieutenant

  3. deputy(noun)

    a member of the lower chamber of a legislative assembly (such as in France)

    lieutenant, deputy sheriff, surrogate

  4. deputy, surrogate(noun)

    a person appointed to represent or act on behalf of others

    lieutenant, replacement, deputy sheriff, alternate, surrogate


  1. deputy(noun)

    substitute, delegate, agent, envoy, representative, legate

  2. deputy(noun)

    One appointed as the substitute of another, and empowered to act for him, in his name or his behalf; a substitute in office; a lieutenant; a representative; a delegate; a vicegerent; as, the deputy of a prince, of a sheriff, of a township, etc.

    legate, delegate, substitute, envoy, agent, representative

  3. deputy(noun)

    (in France): A member of the Chamber of Deputies, formerly called Corps Législatif

    legate, delegate, agent, substitute, envoy, representative

  4. deputy(noun)

    (Ireland) a member of Dáil \u00C9ireann, or the title of a member of Dáil \u00C9ireann. (Normally capitalised in both cases)

    delegate, representative, legate, envoy, substitute, agent

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. deputy

    These words agree in designating one who acts in the place of some other or others. The legate is an ecclesiastical officer representing the Pope. In strict usage the deputy or delegate is more limited in functions and more closely bound by instructions than a representative. A single officer may have a deputy; many persons combine to choose a delegate or representative. In the United States informal assemblies send delegates to nominating conventions with no legislative authority; representatives are legally elected to Congress and the various legislatures, with lawmaking power.

    delegate, legate, proxy, representative, substitute

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. deputy

    vicegerent, lieutenant, representative, agent, commissioner, legate, envoy, delegate, proxy, substitute

    principal, master, chief, governor, sovereign, ruler, head

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. deputy(n.)

    delegate, representative, substitute, proxy, envoy, legate, agent, factor

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  1. James Manning:

    I have watched the video several times and there is no doubt that the video is extremely disturbing, as the parent of a daughter in Richland School District Two I can assure you that we are taking this matter very seriously. The district superintendent has been in constant contact with the Richland County Sheriff to express our concern over this matter and the district has banned the deputy in question from all District Two property.

  2. Deputy Thomas Gilliland:

    He was pumping into his vehicle, and the male suspect came up behind him and shot the deputy multiple times, the deputy fell to the ground, the suspect came over and shot the deputy again multiple times as he lay on the ground.

  3. Gilchrist County Sheriff Bobby Schultz:

    They don’t need to be remembered strictly for their untimely death, but they need to be remembered for the type of people that they are, and that’s good individuals, good deputy sheriffs.

  4. United States:

    I am lucky to have a deputy to engage on this issue, he knows the issues extraordinarily well.

  5. White House:

    The President was presented with a pretty clear and direct and very strong recommendation by deputy Attorney General (Rod Rosenstein), the deputy made the recommendation, the president made a swift and decisive action and let Comey go.

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Translations for deputy

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  • النائبArabic
  • представител, заместникBulgarian
  • Abgeordnete, Stellvertreter, Stellvertreterin, Abgeordneter, Deputierter, DeputierteGerman
  • delegado, representante, adjunto, diputado, sustituto, suplenteSpanish
  • edustaja, sijainen, varajäsenFinnish
  • suppléant, député, adjointFrench
  • fo-reiltaghManx
  • megbízott helyettesHungarian
  • պատգամավորArmenian
  • rappresentate, delegato, vice, deputatoItalian
  • 代議士, 代理, 代理人Japanese
  • მოადგილეGeorgian
  • tēputi, kaitiriwāMāori
  • adjudant, adjudanteDutch
  • deputado, representantePortuguese
  • adjunctRomanian
  • представительница, депутат, заместитель, представитель, заместительницаRussian
  • vice, biträdandeSwedish
  • milletvekili, delegeTurkish

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