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deputise

verb To delegate a task to a trusted subordinate.
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But overwhelmingly, if quietly, the nurses, professors, administrators, cops, and outreach workers that lawmakers seek to deputize resist the call.
The Metro Manila mayors have yet to sign the approved resolution that deputizes the MMDA, the agency said.
MANILA -- Local government units (LGUs) of Metro Manila have agreed to deputize the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) to enforce anti-jaywalking ordinances within their jurisdictions, following a meeting of the Metro Manila Council (MMC) on Tuesday.