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rel·e·gate

 (rĕl′ĭ-gāt′)
tr.v. rel·e·gat·ed, rel·e·gat·ing, rel·e·gates
1. To consign to an inferior or obscure place, rank, category, or condition: an artist's work that is now relegated to storerooms; a group that has been relegated to the status of second-class citizens.
2. To refer or assign (a matter or task, for example) for decision or action: relegate the teaching of writing to graduate students; relegate the matter to a committee.

[Middle English relegaten, to banish, from Latin relēgāre, relēgāt- : re-, re- + lēgāre, to send, depute; see leg- in Indo-European roots.]

rel′e·ga′tion n.

relegate

(ˈrɛlɪˌɡeɪt)
vb (tr)
1. to move to a position of less authority, importance, etc; demote
2. (General Sporting Terms) (usually passive) chiefly Brit to demote (a football team, etc) to a lower division
3. to assign or refer (a matter) to another or others, as for action or decision
4. (foll by to) to banish or exile
5. to assign (something) to a particular group or category
[C16: from Latin relēgāre to send away, from re- + lēgāre to send]
ˈreleˌgatable adj
ˌreleˈgation n

rel•e•gate

(ˈrɛl ɪˌgeɪt)

v.t. -gat•ed, -gat•ing.
1. to send or consign to an inferior position, place, or condition.
2. to consign or commit (a matter, task, etc.), as to a person.
3. to assign or refer (something) to a particular class or kind.
4. to send into exile; banish.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin relēgātus, past participle of relēgāre to send away, dispatch. See re-, legate]
rel′e•ga•ble (-gə bəl) adj.
rel`e•ga′tion, n.

relegate


Past participle: relegated
Gerund: relegating

Imperative
relegate
relegate
Present
I relegate
you relegate
he/she/it relegates
we relegate
you relegate
they relegate
Preterite
I relegated
you relegated
he/she/it relegated
we relegated
you relegated
they relegated
Present Continuous
I am relegating
you are relegating
he/she/it is relegating
we are relegating
you are relegating
they are relegating
Present Perfect
I have relegated
you have relegated
he/she/it has relegated
we have relegated
you have relegated
they have relegated
Past Continuous
I was relegating
you were relegating
he/she/it was relegating
we were relegating
you were relegating
they were relegating
Past Perfect
I had relegated
you had relegated
he/she/it had relegated
we had relegated
you had relegated
they had relegated
Future
I will relegate
you will relegate
he/she/it will relegate
we will relegate
you will relegate
they will relegate
Future Perfect
I will have relegated
you will have relegated
he/she/it will have relegated
we will have relegated
you will have relegated
they will have relegated
Future Continuous
I will be relegating
you will be relegating
he/she/it will be relegating
we will be relegating
you will be relegating
they will be relegating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been relegating
you have been relegating
he/she/it has been relegating
we have been relegating
you have been relegating
they have been relegating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been relegating
you will have been relegating
he/she/it will have been relegating
we will have been relegating
you will have been relegating
they will have been relegating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been relegating
you had been relegating
he/she/it had been relegating
we had been relegating
you had been relegating
they had been relegating
Conditional
I would relegate
you would relegate
he/she/it would relegate
we would relegate
you would relegate
they would relegate
Past Conditional
I would have relegated
you would have relegated
he/she/it would have relegated
we would have relegated
you would have relegated
they would have relegated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.relegate - refer to another person for decision or judgment; "She likes to relegate difficult questions to her colleagues"
submit, subject - refer for judgment or consideration; "The lawyers submitted the material to the court"
2.relegate - assign to a lower position; reduce in rank; "She was demoted because she always speaks up"; "He was broken down to Sergeant"
assign, delegate, designate, depute - give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)
sideline - remove from the center of activity or attention; place into an inferior position; "The outspoken cabinet member was sidelined by the President"
reduce - bring to humbler or weaker state or condition; "He reduced the population to slavery"
3.relegate - expel, as if by official decreerelegate - expel, as if by official decree; "he was banished from his own country"
expel, kick out, throw out - force to leave or move out; "He was expelled from his native country"
spike - stand in the way of
4.relegate - assign to a class or kind; "How should algae be classified?"; "People argue about how to relegate certain mushrooms"
attribute, assign - decide as to where something belongs in a scheme; "The biologist assigned the mushroom to the proper class"

relegate

verb
1. demote, degrade, downgrade, declass Other newspapers relegated the item to the middle pages.
2. banish, exile, expel, throw out, oust, deport, eject, expatriate a team about to be relegated to the second division

relegate

verb
To put in the charge of another for care, use, or performance:
Idiom: give in trust.
Translations
degradovatsestoupit
forvise
alentaa
uputiti
lejjebb sorol
lækka í stöîu; fella á milli deilda
左遷する
좌천시키다
perkėlimasperkelti
pārcelt zemākā kategorijāpazemināt
relegera
ลดตำแหน่ง
giáng chức

relegate

[ˈrelɪgeɪt] VT
1. (= demote) [+ person, old furniture] → relegar
the news had been relegated to the inside pagesla noticia había sido relegada a las páginas interiores
2. (Brit) (Sport) [+ team] they were relegated to the second divisionbajaron or descendieron a segunda división

relegate

[ˈrɛlɪgeɪt] vt
(= put in less important position) → reléguer
to relegate sth/sb to sth → reléguer qch/qn à qch
(SPORT) to be relegated [club, team] → être relégué(e)

relegate

vt
(lit, fig: = downgrade) → degradieren; (Sport) teamabsteigen lassen (→ to in +acc); old toys, furnitureverbannen (→ to in +acc); to be relegated (Sport) → absteigen; relegated to second place (fig)an zweite Stelle abgeschoben or verbannt
(= hand over) matter, questionweiterleiten (→ to an +acc)

relegate

[ˈrɛlɪˌgeɪt] vt (demote) → relegare (Sport) → (far) retrocedere
to be relegated (team) → essere retrocesso/a

relegate

(ˈreligeit) verb
to put down to a lower grade, position etc. The local football team has been relegated to the Second Division.
ˌreleˈgation noun

relegate

يُحَوِّلُ إلى رُتْبَة أَدْنى degradovat forvise degradieren υποβιβάζω relegar alentaa reléguer uputiti relegare 左遷する 좌천시키다 degraderen degradere wydalić relegar низводить relegera ลดตำแหน่ง daha önemsiz bir göreve kaydırmak giáng chức 降级
References in classic literature ?
Calots are not permitted within the walls of the palace proper, and so I had had to relegate poor Woola to quarters in the stables where the royal thoats are kept.
The only rational thing for the twentieth-century folk to do is to cover up the well; to make the twentieth century in truth the twentieth century, and to relegate to the nineteenth century and all the preceding centuries the things of those centuries, the witch-burnings, the intolerances, the fetiches, and, not least among such barbarisms.
There is not a creature in all this part of the world who could in the least understand with what heart-beatings I am looking forward to the flowering of these roses, and not a German gardening book that does not relegate all tea-roses to hot-houses, imprisoning them for life, and depriving them for ever of the breath of God.