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Meaning of DEMOTE

Pronunciation:  di'mowt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  assign to a lower position; reduce in rank; "She was demoted because she always speaks up"
 

DEMOTE is a 6 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: break, bump, kick downstairs, relegate
 
 Antonyms: advance, elevate, kick upstairs, promote, raise, upgrade
 
 See Also: assign, bump off, delegate, depute, designate, dispatch, hit, murder, polish off, reduce, remove, slay

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\De*mote"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Demoted}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Demoting}.] [Pref. de- + mote, as in promote; cf. L.
demovere to remove.]
To reduce to a lower grade, as in school.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abase, boot, bounce, break, bump, bust, can, cashier, debase, defrock, degrade, demean, dement, deplume, depose, deprive, disbar, discharge, disemploy, disgrade, dismiss, displace, displume, downgrade, drum out, expel, fire, furlough, give the ax, give the gate, humble, kick, kick upstairs, lay off, let go, let out, lower, make redundant, pension off, read out of, reduce, release, remove, replace, retire, sack, separate forcibly, strip, strip of rank, superannuate, surplus, suspend, turn off, turn out, unfrock
 

 

 

 

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