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relegateverb [T]

uk   /ˈrel.ɪ.ɡeɪt/ us   /ˈrel.ə.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.
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.
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relegateverb [T]

us   /ˈrel·ɪˌɡeɪt/ fml
to put something or someone into a lower or less important rank or position: In the past when African-American men worked as sailors aboard ships, they were often relegated to jobs as cooks and stewards.
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