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English definition of “demote”

demote

verb [T]    /dɪˈmoʊt/
to lower someone in rank or position: The department is planning to demote some managers as a cost-saving measure. demotion    /dɪˈmoʊ·ʃən/ noun [C/U] [U] He faces possible demotion.
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