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relegate

verb

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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

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2 to arrange or assign according to type
  • some psychologists argue that the syndrome should be relegated to a different class of autism

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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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The first known use of relegate was in 1599

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“Relegate.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/relegate. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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