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  Definition of relegate
  1. assign to a class or kind; "How should algae be classified?"; "People argue about how to relegate certain mushrooms"
  2. assign to a lower position; reduce in rank; "She was demoted because she always speaks up"; "He was broken down to Sargeant"
  3. expel, as if by official decree; "he was banished from his own country"
  4. refer to another person for decision or judgment; "She likes to relegate difficult questions to her colleagues"
Similar Words: classify, demote, bump, break, kick downstairs, banish, bar, pass on, submit

 

See Also: murder, slay, hit, dispatch, bump off, polish off, remove

 

Hyponyms: reduce, spike

 

Derivational Morphology: class, division, social class, socio-economic class, category, family, classification, categorization, categorisation, sorting, compartmentalization, compartmentalisation, assortment, classifier, relegation, demotion, banishment, proscription, delegating, delegation, relegating, deputation

 

Anagrams: at large

 

 
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