verb (used with object), de·mot·ed, de·mot·ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM demotede·mo·tion, noun
Example sentences from the Web for demote
This site was absolutely decimated with the June 2019 core update that demoted many alternative medicine sites.
If your site is an authority in your vertical and you saw declines with this update, what may have happened is not that you were demoted, but rather, Google was able to find value in some of your less authoritative competitors.
Google will undoubtedly take notice, and your site could be demoted.Five quick SEO wins to give your website a boost in search|Anthony Gaenzle|November 23, 2020|Search Engine Watch
That would be a promotion for Haskins, who after passing for 314 yards and running for a score in a 31-17 loss against the Baltimore Ravens’ stingy defense last month was demoted to third string and out of uniform.Alex Smith got his second chance. Now it’s time to give Dwayne Haskins his.|Kevin Blackistone|November 9, 2020|Washington Post
With Allen out, the veteran will start next week at the Detroit Lions, and Dwayne Haskins, the first-round pick who was demoted to third string, will be elevated to backup.Washington loses Kyle Allen to injury, and Alex Smith’s comeback bid vs. Giants falls short|Nicki Jhabvala|November 8, 2020|Washington Post
Moving to Hulu like Larry King could give him free rein—but is that too much of a demotion from venerable Tonight?
He just felt that he was reasonably secure against promotion, and that he need not be afraid of "demotion."John Wesley, Jr.|Dan B. Brummitt