View definitions for relegate


verb as in assign, transfer

verb as in banish, downgrade

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They’ve been relegated to work boot duty at this point, but that’s mostly because I didn’t take care of them as well as I should have.

Shows’ handling of the pandemic ranges from being front-and-center to relegated to the background, but only a small number, like Fox’s “Last Man Standing,” seem to be trying to pass over it altogether.

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Moss caught five passes for only 62 yards and one touchdown, with Brady relegated to finding Wes Welker on short passes for 103 yards.

The Swans were relegated to the second tier in 2018, a demotion that cost millions in Premier League TV revenue and sponsorships.

It has become, like so many such sacrifice zones, an island of despair and invisibility, relegated to the economic, political and cultural periphery by agencies and leaders who are supposed to support them, and by the media when they get bored.

The number of women who opt for this type of experience is too large to relegate to the fringe.

But when you try to oust the queen, you better be successful, lest she decides to relegate you to oblivion.

In the end, these entanglements could relegate the everyday people of Ivory Coast to the bottom of his priorities.

But we relegate and outsource our programming capabilities at our own peril.

He had returned sooner than was expected or desired, but could he relegate his own intelligent task to anybody else?

He seemed to relegate self to the background; he was considerate, quiet, serene.

With each mornings greeting I felt the nights determination to relegate me into the safe distance of the crowd.

The apparently unthinking and apathetic class, who prefer to relegate all initiative to leaders whom they will loyally follow.

Keep Tzaritza out of the house and relegate the Sultana to the servant's quarters?


On this page you'll find 75 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to relegate, such as: consign, entrust, refer, accredit, charge, and commend.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.