- to reduce to a lower rating or rank.
Origin of disrate
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Related Wordslower, bump, dismiss, relegate, demote, undervalue, reduce, degrade, devalue, bust, break, downgrade, abase, bench, demean, demerit, minimize, humble, denigrate, decry
Examples from the Web for disrate
As they're not sailors, I mean to disrate them to boys at five dollars a month.The Grain Ship
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 Adventures of Peregrine Pickle, Volume I
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.
- (tr) navy to punish (an officer) by lowering him in rank
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