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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
demotion
noun [C or U] uk   /-ˈməʊ.ʃən/ us    /-ˈmoʊ.ʃən/
Translations of “demote”
in Spanish degradar…
in French rétrograder…
in German degradieren…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使降職,使降級…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使降职,使降级…
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