What is another word for by proxy?

Pronunciation: [ba͡ɪ pɹˈɒksi] (IPA)

By proxy is a phrase that refers to the act of acting or making decisions for someone else. It is often used in legal or business settings where one person is authorized to act on behalf of another. Synonyms for by proxy include indirectly, vicariously, through an intermediary, second-hand, by delegation, and through a representative. Each of these terms indicates that there is a middleman, or a third party that is facilitating communication or decision-making between the parties involved. Understanding the synonyms for this phrase can help to clarify responsibilities and ensure that everyone involved is on the same page.

What are the hypernyms for By proxy?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Famous quotes with By proxy

  • ... if the majority of men cannot know what is good for them, each for himself, how can they know what is good for others by proxy? If they are to be controlled by specialists, how and by what standard can they choose the specialist?
    Ayn Rand
  • What is god but an extension of the ego - a sort of megalomania by proxy?
    Edmund Cooper
  • "A nice state of affairs when a man has to indulge his vices by proxy."
    Raymond Chandler
  • The war in Iraq is an American civil war by proxy. The real prize of this war is political power in the United States. If the US military wins, the Republicans win. If the US military loses, the Democrats win. We saw the exact same thing in Vietnam, and given that, in general, the Republicans are the Democrats' punching bag, the result is pretty inevitable.
    Curtis Yarvin
  • Yes, the US military should leave Iraq and Afghanistan. But it should leave not because it is impossible for a modern military to defeat a bunch of tribal warriors. It should leave because it is fighting an American civil war by proxy. One, this is just sick. And two, the right place to fight a civil war is always at home.
    Curtis Yarvin

Related words: buy on behalf of, represent someone, act on behalf of someone, act as agent for, proxy server, proxy voting, proxy service

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