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demote

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verb de·mote \di-ˈmōt, ˌdē-\

Simple Definition of demote

  • : to change the rank or position of (someone) to a lower or less important one

Full Definition of demote

de·mot·edde·mot·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to reduce to a lower grade or rank

  3. 2 :  to relegate to a less important position

de·mo·tion play \-ˈmō-shən\ noun

DEMOTE Defined for Kids

demote

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verb de·mote \di-ˈmōt\

Definition of demote

de·mot·edde·mot·ing

  1. :  to reduce to a lower grade or rank <He was demoted to private.>





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