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Synonyms of 'relegate'

(verb) 
Definition
to demote (a sports team) to a lower division
Other newspapers relegated the item to the middle pages.
Synonyms
demote
If managers prove inefficient they should be demoted.
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degrade
He was degraded to a lower rank.
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downgrade
His superiors downgraded him.
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declass
(verb) 
a team about to be relegated to the second division
Synonyms
banish
He was banished from England.
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exile
Dante was exiled from Florence in 1302 because of his political activities.
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expel
An American academic was expelled from the country yesterday.
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throw out
,
oust
The leaders have been ousted from power by nationalists.
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deport
Six team members were deported for having the wrong visas.
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eject
They were forcibly ejected from the restaurant.
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(verb) 
Synonyms
pass on
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transfer
Certain kinds of property are transferred automatically.
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refer
He could refer the matter to the high court.
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delegate
Many employers find it hard to delegate duties.
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assign
Later in the year, she'll assign them research papers.
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entrust
She entrusted her children to the care of their grandparents while she was away on a business trip.
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consign
For decades, many of his works were consigned to the basements of museums.

Additional synonyms

in the sense of assign
Definition
to give a task or duty (to someone)
Later in the year, she'll assign them research papers.
Synonyms
in the sense of consign
Definition
to put (in a specified place or situation)
For decades, many of his works were consigned to the basements of museums.
Synonyms
put away,
in the sense of degrade
Definition
to reduce in status or quality
He was degraded to a lower rank.

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