declass
transitive verb Date: 1888 to remove from a class; especially to assign to a lower social status

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Declass — De*class , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Declassed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Declassing}.] [Cf. F. d[ e]classer.] To remove from a class; to separate or degrade from one s class. North Am. Rev. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • declass — *degrade, demote, reduce, disrate …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • declass — /dee klas , klahs /, v.t. to remove or degrade from one s social class, position, or rank; lower in status. [1885 90; < F déclasser. See DE , CLASS] * * * …   Universalium

  • declass — verb To lower ones class or social standing …   Wiktionary

  • declass — verb remove (someone) from their original social class …   English new terms dictionary

  • declass — de·class …   English syllables

  • declass — de•class [[t]diˈklæs, ˈklɑs[/t]] v. t. to remove or degrade from one s social class, position, or rank; lower in status …   From formal English to slang

  • declass — /diˈklas/ (say dee klahs) verb (t) to remove or degrade from one s class (social or other) …   Australian English dictionary

  • declass — (ˈ)dē+ transitive verb Etymology: de + class (n.); translation of French déclasser : to remove from a class : lower in one s class especially socially the psychological effects of being declassed Francis Downing …   Useful english dictionary

  • Declassed — Declass De*class , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Declassed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Declassing}.] [Cf. F. d[ e]classer.] To remove from a class; to separate or degrade from one s class. North Am. Rev. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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