disrate

[ dis-reyt ]
/ dɪsˈreɪt /

verb (used with object), dis·rat·ed, dis·rat·ing.

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

  • 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.

    The World's Greatest Books, Vol VIII|Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for disrate

disrate

/ (dɪsˈreɪt) /

verb

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