Demoting
Demote De*mote", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Demoted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Demoting}.] [Pref. de- + mote, as in promote; cf. L. demovere to remove.] To reduce to a lower grade or rank, as in the military, one's employment, or in school; to assign to a lower position.

Syn: bump, relegate, kick downstairs, break one's rank. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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