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disrate

[dis-reyt]
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verb (used with object), dis·rat·ed, dis·rat·ing.
  1. to reduce to a lower rating or rank.

Origin of disrate

First recorded in 1805–15; dis-1 + rate1
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Examples from the Web for disrate

Historical Examples

  • As they're not sailors, I mean to disrate them to boys at five dollars a month.

    The Grain Ship

    Morgan Robertson

  • But I hope you'll take care of the rest of my crew, and not disrate them after I am dead, in favour of new followers.

  • But I hope you'll take care of the rest of my crew, and not disrate them after I am dead in favour of new followers.

    The World's Greatest Books, Vol VIII

    Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.


British Dictionary definitions for disrate

disrate

verb
  1. (tr) navy to punish (an officer) by lowering him in rank
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