verb (used with object), deputed, deputing.
to appoint as one’s substitute, representative, or agent.
to assign (authority, a function, etc.) to a deputy.
verb (transitive) (dɪˈpjuːt)
to appoint as an agent, substitute, or representative
to assign or transfer (authority, duties, etc) to a deputy; delegate
(as modifier; usually postpositive): sheriff depute
verb (used with object), deputized, deputizing. 1. to appoint as deputy. verb (used without object), deputized, deputizing. 2. to act as a deputy; substitute. verb 1. to appoint or act as deputy
preposition 1. beneath and covered by: under a table; under a tree. 2. below the surface of: under water; under the skin. 3. at a point or position lower or further down than: He was hit just under his eye. 4. in the position or state of bearing, supporting, sustaining, enduring, etc.: to sink under […]
underachieve [uhn-der-uh-cheev] /ˌʌn dər əˈtʃiv/ Word Origin verb (used without object), underachieved, underachieving. 1. to perform, especially academically, below the potential indicated by tests of one’s mental ability or aptitude. 2. to perform below expectations or achieve less than expected, especially by others. underachieve /ˌundərəˈtʃiːv/ verb 1. (intransitive) to fail to achieve a performance appropriate […]
underachiever [uhn-der-uh-chee-ver] /ˌʌn dər əˈtʃi vər/ Word Origin noun 1. a student who performs less well in school than would be expected on the basis of abilities indicated by intelligence and aptitude tests, etc. 2. a person or thing that performs below expectations.