Definitions for demotedɪˈmoʊt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

de•motedɪˈmoʊt(v.t.)-mot•ed, -mot•ing.

  1. to reduce to a lower grade or rank.

Origin of demote:

1890–95, Amer.; de - + (pro )mote

de•mo′tion(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. demote, bump, relegate, break, kick downstairs(verb)

    assign to a lower position; reduce in rank

    "She was demoted because she always speaks up"; "He was broken down to Sergeant"

Wiktionary

  1. demote(Verb)

    To lower the rank or status of something.

  2. demote(Verb)

    To relegate.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

demote(verb)

to reduce to a lower rank

He was demoted for misconduct.

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