verb (used with object), rel·e·gat·ed, rel·e·gat·ing.
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Origin of relegate
OTHER WORDS FROM relegaterel·e·ga·ble [rel-i-guh-buhl], /ˈrɛl ɪ gə bəl/, adjectiverel·e·ga·tion, nounun·rel·e·ga·ble, adjectiveun·rel·e·gat·ed, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for relegate
Selma becomes a biopic in which the hero shines while those who worked beside him are overlooked or relegated to the sidelines.Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’|Gary May|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
ESPN's SportsNation compiled a Derek Jeter dating diamond, and Mariah Carey and Jessica Alba were relegated to the outfield.The Captain’s Log: Derek Jeter’s Lady-Killing Past, From ‘Yeah, Jeets!’ to Gift Baskets|Emily Shire|September 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
By the 1940s, the box had disappeared from the show circuit entirely and was relegated to the rumor mill.
We basically are relegated to being varying degrees of “bad” in project after project.For Muslims, Howard Gordon’s ‘Tyrant’ Is a Step in the Right Direction|Dean Obeidallah|June 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He relegated his vice president, meanwhile, to a group of “some hardworking, effective…people around me…and I love them to death.”‘Michelle Will Not Run For Office’: Obama's Daytime TV Confessional|Lloyd Grove|May 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When I returned I perceived that my paraphernalia had been relegated to the bench behind, and the place taken by Operoff himself.Youth|Leo Tolstoy
Thus the conflict between Russia and England, which the Prince desired, had been relegated far into the future.The Kaiser's Memoirs|William II, German Emperor
Among these is the excision of a sentence hitherto preserved in the text, and now relegated to the margin (p. 205).The Works of Sir Thomas Browne|Thomas Browne
Can it only be relegated to a class, an order, of its own, and considered as being—Vedderesque?Italy, the Magic Land|Lilian Whiting
If he fails to get employment he is relegated to a labour colony.Glimpses into the Abyss|Mary Higgs