sent or consigned to a lower position, place, or condition: Over time, after the people’s uprising, reports of human rights violations became a relegated segment of evening news.
(of a task or other matter) consigned or committed to someone to take care of: Besides these relegated duties that the Chair performs on behalf of the committee, the Chair is also expected to keep abreast of new regulatory trends.
the simple past tense and past participle of relegate.
- un·rel·e·gat·ed, adjective
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How to use relegated in a sentence
In fact, if Cincinnati does win out, BYU probably will be relegated to a second-tier bowl even if it, too, is undefeated.Cincinnati and BYU are making a case for the College Football Playoff. Is anyone listening? | John Feinstein | November 20, 2020 | Washington Post
Yet that temporal component has usually been relegated to the periphery of reinforcement-learning models.Why Your Brain’s Sense of Time Is So Elastic - Facts So Romantic | Jordana Cepelewicz | November 13, 2020 | Nautilus
Eventually, after his retirement in 1988, McConnell faded from view, and his work was relegated to the sidebars of textbooks as a curious but cautionary tale.Memories Can Be Injected and Survive Amputation and Metamorphosis - Facts So Romantic | Marco Altamirano | October 20, 2020 | Nautilus
Reporting can be resource-intensive, which is why it is so surprising when the final products are often relegated to obscure webpages upon release.Sustainability: If your company has a great record, make sure investors hear about it | matthewheimer | October 2, 2020 | Fortune
While retail behemoths like Walmart and Home Depot had to quickly pivot to keep shopping in-store safe for their customers, McKenna and Campbell don’t think that increased focus on health and wellbeing will be relegated just to pandemic times.3 ways Walmart and Home Depot execs think retail will change for good | Anne Sraders | September 29, 2020 | Fortune
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 | THE 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 | THE 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 | THE 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 | THE DAILY BEAST
In order to keep the page free from footnotes and references these are relegated to an appendix following each chapter.English Poor Law Policy | Sidney Webb
Even when a separation had been effected his tormentor persecuted him still, until she was relegated to a madhouse.The History of Modern Painting, Volume 1 (of 4) | Richard Muther
The library set, its antique bookcases and desks curling up toward the ceiling, must be relegated to the attic.Mountain | Clement Wood
A small detail which, in the calculation of the shrewd Pope, had been relegated to comparative unimportance.Robert Annys: Poor Priest | Annie Nathan Meyer
It was clumsy and unwieldy and was soon relegated to its place among the failures of previous experiments.Aviation Engines | Victor Wilfred Pag