Definitions for: Relegate

[v] assign to a class or kind; "How should algae be classified?"; "People argue about how to relegate certain mushrooms"
[v] assign to a lower position; reduce in rank; "She was demoted because she always speaks up"
[v] expel, as if by official decree; "he was banished from his own country"
[v] refer to another person for decision or judgment; "She likes to relegate difficult questions to her colleagues"

Webster (1913) Definition: Rel"e*gate (r?l"?-g?t), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
Relegated (-g?`t?d); p. pr. & vb. n. Relegating.] [L.
relegatus, p. p. of relegare; pref. re- re- + legare to send
with a commission or charge. See Legate.]
To remove, usually to an inferior position; to consign; to
transfer; specifically, to send into exile; to banish.

It [the Latin language] was relegated into the study of
the scholar. --Milman.

Synonyms: banish, bar, break, bump, classify, demote, kick downstairs, pass on, submit

Antonyms: advance, elevate, kick upstairs, promote, raise, upgrade

See Also: assign, assign, attribute, bump off, delegate, depute, designate, dispatch, expel, hit, kick out, murder, polish off, reduce, remove, slay, spike, throw out

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