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relegate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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relegaterel‧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]
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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.
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Verb table
relegate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyrelegate
he, she, itrelegates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyrelegated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave relegated
he, she, ithas relegated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad relegated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill relegate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have relegated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam relegating
he, she, itis relegating
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you, we, theyare relegating
Past
I, he, she, itwas relegating
you, we, theywere relegating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been relegating
he, she, ithas been relegating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been relegating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be relegating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been relegating
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