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demote

verb [T]
 
 
/dɪˈməʊt/
HR to move someone to a less senior job than the one they had before: demote sb from/to sth Her manager demoted her from her job as a supervisor.demote sb for sth Sources said he was demoted for violation of departmental rules.
to move a company, team, etc. to a lower place in a list because it has performed badly: demote sth from/to sth The company was demoted from the FTSE 1000 after its shares slumped 13p to 34p.
→  Compare promote
Translations of “demote”
in Vietnamese giáng chức…
in Spanish degradar…
in Thai ลดชั้น…
in Malaysian turun pangkat…
in French rétrograder…
in German degradieren…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使降職,使降級…
in Indonesian menurunkan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使降职,使降级…
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