verb (used with object), rel·e·gat·ed, rel·e·gat·ing.
Origin of relegate
Examples from the Web for relegate
The number of women who opt for this type of experience is too large to relegate to the fringe.
But when you try to oust the queen, you better be successful, lest she decides to relegate you to oblivion.
In the end, these entanglements could relegate the everyday people of Ivory Coast to the bottom of his priorities.
But we relegate and outsource our programming capabilities at our own peril.
Not being able to explain them, they relegate all birthmarks to the unknowables, calling them freaks or monstrosities.Self Knowledge and Guide to Sex Instruction|T. W. Shannon
They are ready sometimes to allow even that, provided they may relegate it into the past, or into the future.Westminster Sermons|Charles Kingsley
Resignedly does it labor, its whole life long, in the darkness whither most of us relegate it, where it is spoken to by none.The Inner Beauty|Maurice Maeterlinck
It is a mistake to relegate this text to the dim and distant future, to some far-off consummation.The Expositor's Bible: Ephesians|G. G. Findlay
We relegate to an appendix some remarks on the debated questions.The World of Homer|Andrew Lang
British Dictionary definitions for relegate
Word Origin for relegate
Word Origin and History for relegate
1590s "to banish, send into exile," from Latin relegatus, past participle of relegare "remove, dismiss, banish, send away, schedule, put aside," from re- "back" (see re-) + legare "send with a commission" (see legate). Meaning "place in a position of inferiority" is recorded from 1790. Related: Relegated; relegating; relegable.