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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishrelegaterel‧e‧gate /ˈrelɪɡeɪt/ verb [transitive]  1 formalIMPORTANT to give someone or something a less important position than beforerelegate somebody/something to something Women tended to be relegated to typing and filing jobs.2 British EnglishDS if a sports team is relegated, it is moved into a lower division opp promoterelegate something/somebody to something We were relegated to the Fourth Division last year.relegation /ˌreləˈɡeɪʃən/ noun [uncountable]→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
relegateShankly was assistant manager to Andy Beattie when Huddersfield were relegated.She had dismissed him quite brutally, relegating him to the status of a passing fancy, or less.Featherstone, relegated last season, coasted to a 34-15 win at Huddersfield.Our team were relegated to a minor league.Carlo has been relegated to a more junior position in the company.In many places, it has been relegated to a reform of vocational education.Monetary policy was relegated to the fairly minor role of preventing excessive fluctuations in interest rates.Race, relegated to the periphery, can intrude into the most ordinary evening out.