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'Relegate'

Definition of 'relegate'
From: WordNet
verb
Refer to another person for decision or judgment; "She likes to relegate difficult questions to her colleagues" [syn: relegate, pass on, submit]
verb
Assign to a lower position; reduce in rank; "She was demoted because she always speaks up"; "He was broken down to Sergeant" [syn: demote, bump, relegate, break, kick downstairs] [ant: advance, elevate, kick upstairs, promote, raise, upgrade]
verb
Expel, as if by official decree; "he was banished from his own country" [syn: banish, relegate, bar]
verb
Assign to a class or kind; "How should algae be classified?"; "People argue about how to relegate certain mushrooms" [syn: relegate, classify]
Definition of 'Relegate'
From: GCIDE
Relegate \Rel"e*gate\ (r?l"?-g?t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Relegated (-g?`t?d); p. pr. & vb. n. Relegating.] [L. relegatus, p. p. of relegare; pref. re- re- + legare to send with a commission or charge. See Legate.] To remove, usually to an inferior position; to consign; to transfer; specifically, to send into exile; to banish. [1913 Webster]
It [the Latin language] was relegated into the study of the scholar. --Milman. [1913 Webster]
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