Relegate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈrelɪɡeɪt|  American pronunciation of the word relegate
Brit.  |ˈrɛlɪɡeɪt|  British pronunciation of the word relegate

verb

- refer to another person for decision or judgment(syn: submit)

She likes to relegate difficult questions to her colleagues

- assign to a lower position; reduce in rank (syn: break, bump, demote)
- expel, as if by official decree (syn: banish, bar)
- assign to a class or kind(syn: classify)

People argue about how to relegate certain mushrooms

Examples

The bill has been relegated to committee for discussion.

...courtiers and generals who incurred the emperor's disfavor were soon relegated to the farther reaches of the empire...

He relegated his wife to the position of the mere housekeeper.

The various bills have been relegated to the dust of official pigeonholes.

They relegated the execution of the sentence to the civil power.

He relegated his wife to a fortress.

Women tended to be relegated to typing and filing jobs.

We were relegated to the Fourth Division last year.

She likes to relegate difficult questions to her colleagues

People argue about how to relegate certain mushrooms

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: relegate
he/she/it: relegates
present participle: relegating
past tense: relegated
past participle: relegated
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