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"demote" in British English

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demoteverb [T]

uk   /dɪˈməʊt/  us   /-ˈmoʊt/
to ​lower someone or something in ​rank or ​position: The ​captain was demoted (tosergeant) for ​failing to ​fulfil his ​duties.
Opposite
demotion
noun [C or U] uk   /-ˈməʊ.ʃən/  us   /-ˈmoʊ.ʃən/
(Definition of demote from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"demote" in American English

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demoteverb [T]

 us   /dɪˈmoʊt/
to ​lower someone in ​rank or ​position: The ​department is ​planning to demote some managers as a cost-saving ​measure.
demotion
noun [C/U]  us   /dɪˈmoʊ·ʃən/
[U] He ​facespossible demotion.
(Definition of demote from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"demote" in Business English

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demoteverb [T]

uk   us   /dɪˈməʊt/
HR to ​move someone to a less ​seniorjob 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 ​departmentalrules.
to ​move a ​company, ​team, etc. to a ​lowerplace in a ​list because it has ​performed badly: demote sth from/to sth The ​company was demoted from the FTSE 1000 after its ​sharesslumped 13p to 34p.
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(Definition of demote from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “demote”
in Spanish degradar…
in Vietnamese giáng chức…
in Malaysian turun pangkat…
in Thai ลดชั้น…
in French rétrograder…
in German degradieren…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使降职,使降级…
in Indonesian menurunkan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使降職,使降級…
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