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
These temporal landmarks, the researchers wrote, “act as the start of new mental accounting periods which help us to relegate past imperfections to a previous period and to take a big picture view of our lives, thus motivating aspirational behavior.”
Innovation can’t be top down or relegated to the corporate tower.‘Leaders who lacked empathy struggled in 2020’: Agency chiefs discuss leadership transformation|Jessica Davies|January 4, 2021|Digiday
First you had to choose which two points belonged in the cycle of two, while the remaining three points were then relegated to the cycle of three.
This relegates physics to the previous century — the golden days when the revolutions of relativity and quantum mechanics shook the world, and the discoveries of elementary particles led to a string of Nobel Prizes.
Our bookstores would surely be more drab and austere in their absence or their relegation to the annals of world literature.Why the Man Booker Prize Is More Necessary Than Ever|Liam Hoare|October 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
After the doom of relegation is expired, he comes hither at midsummer.Imaginary Conversations and Poems|Walter Savage Landor
This tendency would be encouraged and perpetuated by the relegation of vessels of particular forms to particular ceremonies.Origin and Development of Form and Ornament in Ceramic Art.|William Henry Holmes
He knew that his resources were exhausted, his energies abated, and that pardon would now merely mean a relegation to oblivion.Raleigh|Edmund Gosse
But with what quick response of fine pity such a relegation of the man himself made me privately sigh “Ah poor Saltram!”The Coxon Fund|Henry James
Next comes the relegation of the budding function to a239 particular part.Evolution|Joseph Le Conte