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Dictionary definition for: Relegate

1. (v) refer to another person for decision or judgment; "She likes to relegate difficult questions to her colleagues"

2. (v) assign to a lower position; reduce in rank; "She was demoted because she always speaks up" "He was broken down to Sargeant"

3. (v) expel, as if by official decree; "he was banished from his own country"

4. (v) assign to a class or kind; "How should algae be classified?" "People argue about how to relegate certain mushrooms"

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