Synonyms of demote
downgradeDictionary • If managers prove inefficient they should be demoted.
downgrade • His superiors downgraded him.
relegate • Other newspapers relegated the item to the middle pages.
degrade • He was degraded to a lower rank.
kick downstairs (slang)
lower in rank
, kick upstairs (informal)
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• He was degraded to a lower rank.
downgradeIf someone is downgraded, their job or status is changed so that they become less important or receive less money.
• His superiors downgraded him.
relegateIf you relegate someone or something to a less important position, you give them this position.
• Other newspapers relegated the item to the middle pages.
Thesaurus for demote from the Collins English Thesaurus
to lower in rank or position; relegate