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Meaning of word demote from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

demote   verb

Meaning : Assign to a lower position. Reduce in rank.

Example : She was demoted because she always speaks up.
He was broken down to Sergeant.

Synonyms : break, bump, kick downstairs, relegate

Give a promotion to or assign to a higher position.

John was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired.
Women tend not to advance in the major law firms.
I got promoted after many years of hard work.
advance, elevate, kick upstairs, promote, raise, upgrade