demote definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To reduce in grade, position, or condition.
    • to lessen to a diminished quality or ranking, as in the army, one's employment, or in college; to assign to a reduced place.
    • to cut back in grade, rank, or status.
    • to cut back to a lowered class or rank, as in the army, a person's work, or in school; to assign to less place.
  • verb:
    • To lower the ranking or status of something.
    • To relegate.
    • assign to less position; lower in position
    • to lessen the ranking or condition of one thing.
    • To relegate.
    • assign to a lesser place; decrease in ranking
  • others:
    • to lessen to a lesser level or course: opposed to market: as, to demote a boy for falling behind in the scientific studies.
    • To reduce to a lower life expectancy grade or class: against promote: since, to demote a boy for falling behind inside the studies.

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