DEMOTE: Synonyms and Related Words. What is Another Word for DEMOTE?

Need another word that means the same as “demote”? Find 11 synonyms and 30 related words for “demote” in this overview.

The synonyms of “Demote” are: break, bump, kick downstairs, relegate, downgrade, declass, move down, lower in rank, reduce in rank, strip of rank, reduce to the ranks

Demote as a Verb

Definitions of "Demote" as a verb

According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “demote” as a verb can have the following definitions:

  • Assign to a lower position; reduce in rank.
  • Move (someone) to a lower position or rank, usually as a punishment.

Synonyms of "Demote" as a verb (11 Words)

breakBecome fractured break or crack on the surface only.
This play will either make or break the playwright.
bumpIn a race gain a bump against.
She bumped her head on the sink.
declassRemove (someone) from their original social class.
Declassed millworkers.
downgradeReduce to a lower grade, rank, or level of importance.
Some jobs had gradually been downgraded from skilled to semi skilled.
kick downstairsMake a goal.
lower in rankSet lower.
move downHave a turn; make one’s move in a game.
reduce in rankBe the essential element.
reduce to the ranksBe cooked until very little liquid is left.
relegateAssign an inferior rank or position to.
United were relegated to division two.
strip of rankRemove the surface from.

Usage Examples of "Demote" as a verb

  • The head of the army was demoted to deputy defence secretary.
  • She was demoted because she always speaks up.

Associations of "Demote" (30 Words)

abaseBehave in a way that belittles or degrades (someone.
I watched my colleagues abasing themselves before the board of trustees.
adulterateMixed with impurities.
Adulterate remedies.
belittleDismiss (someone or something) as unimportant.
Don t belittle your colleagues.
bumpIn a race gain a bump against.
The children were given the bumps.
cabinetA small private room.
A cocktail cabinet.
classifyAssign to a class or kind.
How would you classify these pottery shards are they prehistoric.
debaseCorrupt debase or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones.
The King was forced to debase the coinage.
decreaseDecrease in size extent or range.
There was a decrease in his temperature as the fever subsided.
defameDamage the good reputation of (someone); slander or libel.
The journalists have defamed me.
degradeBreak down or deteriorate chemically.
She thought that many supposedly erotic pictures degraded women.
detractTake away (a specified amount) from the worth or value of a quality or achievement.
It is detracting nothing from his ability to say that he owed the championship to a superior car.
disparageRegard or represent as being of little worth.
She disparaged her student s efforts.
downgradeA downward gradient on a railway or road.
Downgrades by debt rating agencies outnumber upgrades by five to one.
downplayMake (something) appear less important than it really is.
This report downplays the seriousness of global warming.
edictA legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge.
Clovis issued an edict protecting Church property.
exileA person who is expelled from home or country by authority.
A corrupt dictator who had been exiled from his country.
lowerSet lower.
Land of a lower quality.
minimizeCause to seem less serious; play down.
They may minimize or even overlook the importance of such beliefs.
mortifyUndergo necrosis.
Mortify the flesh.
rebuildAn instance of rebuilding.
After the earthquake people set about rebuilding their homes.
reconstructBuild again.
Later emperors reconstructed the army.
reduceReduce in size reduce physically.
Reduce a problem to a single question.
reductionThe act of reducing complexity.
We must see if the fracture requires reduction.
relegateAssign to a class or kind.
United were relegated to division two.
reorganizationThe imposition of a new organization; organizing differently (often involving extensive and drastic changes.
After the takeover there was a thorough reorganization.
reshufflePut in a new order; rearrange.
He was brought into the government in the last reshuffle.
shakeupThe imposition of a new organization; organizing differently (often involving extensive and drastic changes.
Top officials were forced out in the cabinet shakeup.
underUnder water.
Weaving the body through the crossbars over and under over and under.
understateRepresent as less significant or important.
The press have understated the extent of the problem.
undervalueRate (something) insufficiently highly; fail to appreciate.
Through overfamiliarity it is easy to undervalue this concerto.

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