demote

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

de- (down) +‎ promote (advance in rank/status (ending abstracted)) [1]

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Verb[edit]

demote (third-person singular simple present demotes, present participle demoting, simple past and past participle demoted)

  1. (transitive) To lower the rank or status of.
    James was demoted from branch manager to assistant manager due to his poor discipline.
  2. (transitive) To relegate.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2022), “demote”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

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Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

dēmōte

  1. vocative masculine singular of dēmōtus