Definition of Relegate

1. Verb. Refer to another person for decision or judgment. "She likes to relegate difficult questions to her colleagues"

Exact synonyms: Pass On, Submit
Generic synonyms: Subject, Submit
Derivative terms: Relegating, Relegation



2. Verb. Assign to a lower position; reduce in rank. "He was broken down to Sergeant"
Exact synonyms: Break, Bump, Demote, Kick Downstairs
Generic synonyms: Assign, Delegate, Depute, Designate
Specialized synonyms: Sideline, Reduce
Also: Bump Off
Derivative terms: Demotion, Relegation
Antonyms: Promote

3. Verb. Expel, as if by official decree. "He was banished from his own country"
Exact synonyms: Banish, Bar
Generic synonyms: Expel, Kick Out, Throw Out
Specialized synonyms: Spike
Derivative terms: Banishment, Relegation

4. Verb. Assign to a class or kind. "People argue about how to relegate certain mushrooms"

Definition of Relegate

1. v. t. To remove, usually to an inferior position; to consign; to transfer; specifically, to send into exile; to banish.

Definition of Relegate

1. Verb. Exile, banish, remove, or send away. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive in extended use) Consign or assign. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) Refer or submit. ¹

4. Noun. (context: Roman history obsolete) A person who has been banished from proximity to Rome for a set time, but without losing his civil rights. ¹

5. Adjective. (obsolete except archaic past participial) Relegated; exiled. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Relegate

1. to assign [v -GATED, -GATING, -GATES] - See also: assign

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Relegate

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releasin
releasing
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relegate (current term)
relegated
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relent
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relenting
relentless

Literary usage of Relegate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Treatise on the Law and Procedure of Receivers: With Forms; Being a by Henry Gabriel Tardy, John Wilson Smith (1920)
"... the primary court will relegate to that court the final payment.3 If one bondholder with the consent of the other bondholders pays off the receiver's ..."

2. Aristotle and the Earlier Peripatetics by Eduard Zeller (1897)
"To a like position we must relegate also Aristotle's occasional utterances as to Religion—for a Philosophy of Religion, in the true sense, was not within ..."

3. Hellenica: essays on Greek poetry, philosophy, history and religion, ed. by by Hellenica, Evelyn Abbott (1880)
"... and so remote from their primitive significance, that men are tempted to deny their validity or to relegate them to the sphere of individual caprice. ..."

4. Revolutions in Mexico: Hearing Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on by United States, Senate, Congress, Committee on Foreign Relations (1913)
"... were trying to bend the IWW to their purposes, and a slight effort was made to relegate the politician to the rear. The fourth convention resulted in n ..."

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