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English definition of “demote”

demote

verb [T] uk   /dɪˈməʊt/ us    /-ˈmoʊt/
to lower someone or something in rank or position: The captain was demoted (to sergeant) for failing to fulfil his duties.
Opposite
Promoting, demoting and transferring staff
demotion
noun [C or U] uk   /-ˈməʊ.ʃən/ us    /-ˈmoʊ.ʃən/
Promoting, demoting and transferring staff
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