relegate meaning

[ 'religeit ] Pronunciation:   "relegate" in a sentence
Verb: relegate  'relu`geyt
  1. Refer to another person for decision or judgment
    "She likes to relegate difficult questions to her colleagues"
    - pass on, submit 
  2. Assign to a lower position; reduce in rank
    - demote, bump, break, kick downstairs 
  3. Expel, as if by official decree
    - banish, bar 
  4. Assign to a class or kind
    "People argue about how to relegate certain mushrooms"
    - classify

Derived forms: relegated, relegates, relegating

See also: relegation

Type of: assign, attribute, delegate, depute, designate, expel, kick out, subject, submit, throw out


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  1. liu-yuxi, surpassing of the relegating literature tradition
  2. will spurs be relegated to the third division
  3. we relegated the old furniture to the children's room
  4. it should stop you from being relegated though
  5. she relegated her hoop and skippingrope to a recess

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