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English verb: relegate

1. relegate (social) refer to another person for decision or judgment


SamplesShe likes to relegate difficult questions to her colleagues.


Synonymspass on, submit


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)subject, submit

2. relegate (social) assign to a lower position; reduce in rank


SamplesShe was demoted because she always speaks up.
He was broken down to Sergeant.


Synonymsbreak, bump, demote, kick downstairs


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)assign, delegate, depute, designate


Narrower (hyponym)reduce, sideline


Antonymselevate, kick upstairs, promote, upgrade, advance, raise

3. relegate (social) expel, as if by official decree


SamplesHe was banished from his own country.


Synonymsbanish, bar


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP


Broader (hypernym)expel, kick out, throw out


Narrower (hyponym)spike

4. relegate (cognition) assign to a class or kind


SamplesHow should algae be classified?.
People argue about how to relegate certain mushrooms.


Synonymsclassify


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)assign, attribute









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