Definition of Demote

1. Verb. Assign to a lower position; reduce in rank. "He was broken down to Sergeant"

Exact synonyms: Break, Bump, Kick Downstairs, Relegate
Generic synonyms: Assign, Delegate, Depute, Designate
Specialized synonyms: Sideline, Reduce
Also: Bump Off
Derivative terms: Demotion, Relegation
Antonyms: Promote



Definition of Demote

1. v. t. To reduce to a lower grade, as in school.

Definition of Demote

1. Verb. (transitive) To lower the rank or status of something. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To relegate. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Demote

1. to lower in rank or grade [v -MOTED, -MOTING, -MOTES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Demote

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demosaicked
demosaicking
demosaics
demoscene
demoscener
demosceners
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demoses
demosponge
demosponges
demoss
demossed
demosses
demossing
demote (current term)
demoted
demotee
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demotic
demotically
demoticist
demoticists
demotics
demoting
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demotions
demotist
demotists

Literary usage of Demote

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1. Journal of the ... National Encampment by Grand Army of the Republic (1916)
"A further fact is that under his rearrangement of the force when he became responsible for it, he proposed to demote only one Union veteran. ..."

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