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relegate - Dictionary definition and meaning for word relegate

(verb) refer to another person for decision or judgment
Synonyms : pass on , submit
Example Sentence
  • She likes to relegate difficult questions to her colleagues

(verb) assign to a lower position; reduce in rank
Synonyms : break , bump , demote , kick downstairs
Example Sentence
  • She was demoted because she always speaks up
  • He was broken down to Sergeant

(verb) expel, as if by official decree
Synonyms : banish , bar
Example Sentence
  • he was banished from his own country

(verb) assign to a class or kind
Synonyms : classify
Example Sentence
  • How should algae be classified?
  • People argue about how to relegate certain mushrooms

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for relegate

relegate..split it like rele(relatives+gate)your relatives are crying at THE GATE because you are not allowing them to enter your house, you have put them in a worse place i.e the GATE WHICH IS ALMOST LIKE A FOOTPATH.
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by preetisoni2411

divide it like rail+gate. Earlier station Master is now appointed as a watcher of rail gate. so, in worse position.
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by tamaltanu

Being a delegate is an important position. Take care of it. Don't let anyone relegate you.
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by lollipop

rele(relatives)+gate…...Bad rank of your RELATIVE in GATE examination has PUTTED HIM INTO A LOWER PLACE(department) of study
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by lebshah

relegate is the opposite of delegate(usually of higher position ex:foreign delegate)
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by sandy1278

basically this word is taken from Latin legare which means to send.....so you send someone out of country...you put them in worse situation and place....you send pople to inferior positions.
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by preetisoni2411

relegate rhymes with delegate. Delegate as a verb means TRANSFER(of power esp)
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by imajeeth

re+legate.....IN ANCIANT ROME .LEGATE was a official representative of the king or governer of the state who use to ASSIST them..in work..and every legate was ASSIGNED HIS DUTY.
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by preetisoni2411

Rele-gate ...the word gate indicates something like a gate keeper or some job of low cadre
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by saikiran

remember relegation team in the English premier league.
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by nasri

rally + gate all those who took part in rally near the University Gate are banned and some assigned to a lower rank
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by priyanshu.mittal

relegate = rele (sounds like rail) + gate. You will be in bad condition if u r without ticket and caught at railway station's gate by TT.
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by avicse2k9

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by Thisisnotme

relegate ~ re-leg-gate: re-position(re-leg) to lower room(gate): to be downgraded
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by wWolfvn

i will relegate you if you delegate your duties to him anymore.
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by roozbeh33

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