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Meaning of DEMOTE

Pronunciation:  di'mowt

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  assign to a lower position; reduce in rank; "She was demoted because she always speaks up"

DEMOTE is a 6 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: break, bump, kick downstairs, relegate
 Antonyms: advance, elevate, kick upstairs, promote, raise, upgrade
 See Also: assign, bump off, delegate, depute, designate, dispatch, hit, murder, polish off, reduce, remove, slay



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\De*mote"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Demoted}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Demoting}.] [Pref. de- + mote, as in promote; cf. L.
demovere to remove.]
To reduce to a lower grade, as in school.

Thesaurus Terms
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