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

relegate   verb

Meaning : Refer to another person for decision or judgment.

Example : She likes to relegate difficult questions to her colleagues.

Synonyms : pass on, submit

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, demote, kick downstairs

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

Meaning : Expel, as if by official decree.

Example : He was banished from his own country.

Synonyms : banish, bar

Meaning : Assign to a class or kind.

Example : How should algae be classified?.
People argue about how to relegate certain mushrooms.

Synonyms : classify