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VERB (4)

1. refer to another person for decision or judgment;
- Example: "She likes to relegate difficult questions to her colleagues"
[syn: relegate, pass on, submit]

2. assign to a lower position; reduce in rank;
- Example: "She was demoted because she always speaks up"
- Example: "He was broken down to Sergeant"
[syn: demote, bump, relegate, break, kick downstairs]

3. expel, as if by official decree;
- Example: "he was banished from his own country"
[syn: banish, relegate, bar]

4. assign to a class or kind;
- Example: "How should algae be classified?"
- Example: "People argue about how to relegate certain mushrooms"
[syn: relegate, classify]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Relegate \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. [1913 Webster] It [the Latin language] was relegated into the study of the scholar. --Milman. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

relegate v 1: refer to another person for decision or judgment; "She likes to relegate difficult questions to her colleagues" [syn: relegate, pass on, submit] 2: assign to a lower position; reduce in rank; "She was demoted because she always speaks up"; "He was broken down to Sergeant" [syn: demote, bump, relegate, break, kick downstairs] [ant: advance, elevate, kick upstairs, promote, raise, upgrade] 3: expel, as if by official decree; "he was banished from his own country" [syn: banish, relegate, bar] 4: assign to a class or kind; "How should algae be classified?"; "People argue about how to relegate certain mushrooms" [syn: relegate, classify]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

72 Moby Thesaurus words for "relegate": accredit, assign, ban, banish, bar, bar out, blackball, blockade, cast out, charge, commend, commit, confide, consign, count out, credit, cut, cut off, debar, delegate, demote, deport, disfellowship, dispatch, displace, downgrade, embargo, enfeoff, entrust, exclude, excommunicate, exile, expatriate, expel, extradite, freeze out, fugitate, give in charge, give in trust, hand over, ignore, infeudate, keep out, lag, leave out, lock out, omit, ostracize, outlaw, pass on, pass over, preclude, prohibit, proscribe, refer, reject, remand, remit, repudiate, rusticate, send away, send down, send to Coventry, shut out, snub, spurn, taboo, thrust out, transfer, transport, trust, turn over