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English definition of “demote”

demote

verb     /dɪˈməʊt/
be demoted to be moved to a less important job or position, especially as a punishmentPromoting, demoting and transferring staff
demotion     /dɪˈməʊʃən/ noun [C, U]
(Definition of demote verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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