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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

Synonym Discussion of relegate

commit, entrust, confide, consign, relegate mean to assign to a person or place for a definite purpose. commit may express the general idea of delivering into another's charge or the special sense of transferring to a superior power or to a special place of custody.
    • committed the felon to prison
entrust implies committing with trust and confidence.
    • the president is entrusted with broad powers
confide implies entrusting with great assurance or reliance.
    • confided complete control of my affairs to my attorney
consign suggests removing from one's control with formality or finality.
    • consigned the damaging notes to the fire
relegate implies a consigning to a particular class or sphere often with a suggestion of getting rid of.
    • relegated to an obscure position in the company


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