demote

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verb de·mote \di-ˈmōt, ˌdē-\

Definition of demote

demoted

;

demoting

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to reduce to a lower grade or rank demote a student was demoted from major to captain

  3. 2 :  to relegate to a less important position a pitcher demoted to the bullpen

demotion

play \-ˈmō-shən\ noun

Examples of demote in a sentence

  1. Teachers can choose to demote a student to a lower grade.

  2. The army major was demoted to captain.

Origin and Etymology of demote

de- + -mote (as in promote)


First Known Use: circa 1891


DEMOTE Defined for English Language Learners

demote

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verb de·mote \di-ˈmōt, ˌdē-\

Definition of demote for English Language Learners

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


DEMOTE Defined for Kids

demote

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verb de·mote \di-ˈmōt\

Definition of demote for Students

demoted

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demoting

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



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