Definition of relegate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

relegate

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈrɛləˌɡeɪt//
 
relegate somebody/something (to something)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they relegate
 
he / she / it relegates
 
past simple relegated
 
-ing form relegating
 
 
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to give someone a lower or less important position, rank, etc. than before She was then relegated to the role of assistant. He relegated the incident to the back of his mind.
NAmE//ˌrɛləˈɡeɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable] relegation of the footnotes to the back of the book
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