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demote


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Demote  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  demote 
  v  :  assign  to  a  lower  position;  reduce  in  rank;  "She  was  demoted 
  because  she  always  speaks  up"  [syn:  {bump},  {relegate},  {break}, 
  {kick  downstairs}]  [ant:  {promote}] 




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