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relegate

[ rel-i-geyt ]
/ 藞r蓻l 瑟藢ge瑟t /
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verb (used with object), rel路e路gat路ed, rel路e路gat路ing.
to send or consign to an inferior position, place, or condition: He has been relegated to a post at the fringes of the diplomatic service.
to consign or commit (a matter, task, etc.), as to a person: He relegates the less pleasant tasks to his assistant.
to assign or refer (something) to a particular class or kind.
to send into exile; banish.
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Origin of relegate

First recorded in 1375鈥1425; late Middle English from Latin rel膿g膩tus, past participle of rel膿g膩re 鈥渢o send away, dispatch鈥; see re-, legate

OTHER WORDS FROM relegate

rel路e路ga路ble [rel-i-guh-buhl], /藞r蓻l 瑟 g蓹 b蓹l/, adjectiverel路e路ga路tion [rel-i-gey-shuhn] /藢r蓻l 瑟藞ge瑟 蕛蓹n/ nounun路rel路e路ga路ble, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for relegate

relegate
/ (藞r蓻l瑟藢伞e瑟t) /

verb (tr)
to move to a position of less authority, importance, etc; demote
(usually passive) mainly British to demote (a football team, etc) to a lower division
to assign or refer (a matter) to another or others, as for action or decision
(foll by to) to banish or exile
to assign (something) to a particular group or category

Derived forms of relegate

relegatable, adjectiverelegation, noun

Word Origin for relegate

C16: from Latin rel膿g膩re to send away, from re- + l膿g膩re to send
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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