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Meaning of RELEGATE

Pronunciation:  'relu`geyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  assign to a class or kind; "How should algae be classified?"; "People argue about how to relegate certain mushrooms"
  2. [v]  assign to a lower position; reduce in rank; "She was demoted because she always speaks up"
  3. [v]  expel, as if by official decree; "he was banished from his own country"
  4. [v]  refer to another person for decision or judgment; "She likes to relegate difficult questions to her colleagues"

RELEGATE is a 8 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: banish, bar, break, bump, classify, demote, kick downstairs, pass on, submit
 Antonyms: advance, elevate, kick upstairs, promote, raise, upgrade
 See Also: assign, assign, attribute, bump off, delegate, depute, designate, dispatch, expel, hit, kick out, murder, polish off, reduce, remove, slay, spike, throw out



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Rel"e*gate\ (r?l"?-g?t), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
{Relegated} (-g?`t?d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Relegating}.] [L.
relegatus, p. p. of relegare; pref. re- re- + legare to send
with a commission or charge. See {Legate}.]
To remove, usually to an inferior position; to consign; to
transfer; specifically, to send into exile; to banish.

      It [the Latin language] was relegated into the study of
      the scholar.                             --Milman.