What does relegate mean?

Definitions for relegate
ˈrɛl ɪˌgeɪtrel·e·gate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. relegate, pass on, submit(verb)

    refer to another person for decision or judgment

    "She likes to relegate difficult questions to her colleagues"

  2. 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"

  3. banish, relegate, bar(verb)

    expel, as if by official decree

    "he was banished from his own country"

  4. relegate, classify(verb)

    assign to a class or kind

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Relegate(verb)

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

    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. 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. 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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