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demotes

verb
present tense third-person singular of demote

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to bring to a lower grade or rank
  • the court-martial's decision was to demote the officer responsible for the failed mission

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“Demotes.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/demotes. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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