verb (used with object), rel·e·gat·ed, rel·e·gat·ing.
Origin of relegate
Synonyms for relegate
Related Words for relegatedconsign, entrust, refer, demote, dismiss, confide, commend, credit, charge, delegate, commit, accredit, lag, eject, ostracize, expel, displace, remove, exile, expatriate
Examples from the Web for relegated
Contemporary Examples of relegated
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’
January 2, 2015
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
September 28, 2014
By the 1940s, the box had disappeared from the show circuit entirely and was relegated to the rumor mill.Get a Piece of Houdini Before He Disappears
August 22, 2014
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
June 24, 2014
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
May 30, 2014
Historical Examples of relegated
Can it only be relegated to a class, an order, of its own, and considered as being—Vedderesque?
Nor is this experience one to be relegated to the realm of miracle.
As on the previous day Michigan and Vermont were relegated to the rear.Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman
J. H. (James Harvey) Kidd
You'll probably see me relegated to the scrub, sub or dub class.Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore
Characters of marked individuality are relegated to the class of so-called cranks.The Arena
Word Origin 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.