What does relegate mean?

Definitions for relegate
ˈrɛl ɪˌgeɪtrel·e·gate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. relegate, pass on, submitverb

    refer to another person for decision or judgment

    "She likes to relegate difficult questions to her colleagues"

  2. demote, bump, relegate, break, kick downstairsverb

    assign to a lower position; reduce in rank

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

  3. banish, relegate, barverb

    expel, as if by official decree

    "he was banished from his own country"

  4. relegate, classifyverb

    assign to a class or kind

    "How should algae be classified?"; "People argue about how to relegate certain mushrooms"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Relegateverb

    To banish; to exile.

    Etymology: releguer, Fr. relego, Lat.


  1. relegate

    Relegate refers to the act of assigning someone or something to a lower or less important role, rank, category, or position, often as a result of failure or being considered less competent. It can also mean to pass off or delegate a task or responsibility to someone else, usually of lower rank. In addition, relegate can mean to dismiss or discard something to an inferior place or position.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Relegateverb

    to remove, usually to an inferior position; to consign; to transfer; specifically, to send into exile; to banish

  2. Etymology: [L. relegatus, p. p. of relegare; pref. re- re- + legare to send with a commission or charge. See Legate.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Relegate

    rel′e-gāt, v.t. to send away, to consign: to exile: to dismiss: to remit.—n. Relegā′tion. [L. relegāre, -ātumre-, away, legāre, to send.]

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  1. eglatere

  2. regelate

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of relegate in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of relegate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of relegate in a Sentence

  1. David Friedman:

    To my friend Donald Trump, you are better than this. Even a social visit from an antisemite like Kanye West and human scum like Nick Fuentes is unacceptable, i urge you to throw those bums out, disavow them and relegate them to the dustbin of history where they belong.

  2. Leo Strine:

    To relegate those kinds of things to an arbitration proceeding, in my view is fundamentally inconsistent with the historical promise of our corporate law. It is not our brand.

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  • نزل الى الدرجة الثانيةArabic
  • relegarSpanish
  • karkottaa, alentaa, sijoittaa, siirtääFinnish
  • reléguerFrench
  • bannen, verbannen, relegerenDutch

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