Meaning of “relegate” in the English Dictionary

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"relegate" in British English

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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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(Definition of “relegate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"relegate" in American English

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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.

(Definition of “relegate” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)