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English definition of “relegate”

relegate

verb [T]     /ˈrel.ɪ.ɡeɪt/
to put someone or something into a lower or less important rank or position: She resigned when she was relegated to a desk job. The story was relegated to the middle pages of the paper.Promoting, demoting and transferring staff UK If a football team is relegated, it is moved down to a lower division: If Southampton lose again they may be relegated from the Premier League to the First Division. → Compare promoteFootball/soccerGeneral terms used in ball sports
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