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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.
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