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relegate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of relegate

  1. 1 to force to leave a country courtiers and generals who incurred the emperor's disfavor were soon relegated to the farther reaches of the empire Synonyms of relegate deport, displace, exile, expatriate, banish, transportWords Related to relegate cast out, dismiss, eject, eliminate, evict, exclude, expel, expulse, kick out, oust, run out, throw out; excommunicate, ostracize, reject, repudiate, spurn; dispossessNear Antonyms of relegate naturalize, repatriate; accept, admit, receive, take in; entertain, harbor, house, shelter

  2. 2 to arrange or assign according to type some psychologists argue that the syndrome should be relegated to a different class of autism Synonyms of relegate assort, break down, categorize, class, codify, compartment, compartmentalize, digest, distinguish, distribute, grade, group, peg, place, range, rank, classify, separate, sort, typeWords Related to relegate array, dispose, draw up, marshal (also marshall), order, organize, systematize; alphabetize, catalog (or catalogue), file, index, list, refer; pigeonhole, shelve; identify, recognize; cull, screen, set, sieve, sift, winnow; clump, cluster, colligate; recategorize, reclassify, regroup; subcategorizeNear Antonyms of relegate confuse, disarrange, jumble, lump, mix (up), scramble; misclassify, missort, mistype



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