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declass

[dee-klas, -klahs]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to remove or degrade from one's social class, position, or rank; lower in status.
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Origin of declass

From the French word déclasser, dating back to 1885–90. See de-, class
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Related Words for declass

lower, debase, lessen, reduce, impair, downgrade, discredit, cheapen, demean, vitiate, degenerate, corrupt, diminish, disgrace, weaken, deteriorate, bump, dismiss, relegate, demote

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Historical Examples of declass

  • In 1905 Declass had had to go because the German Emperor wished it.

    My Memoirs

    Marguerite Steinheil

  • A man, a suspicious character, a declass, hears or discovers that there are important political documents in my house.

    My Memoirs

    Marguerite Steinheil


British Dictionary definitions for declass

declass

verb
  1. (tr) to lower in social status or position; degrade
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