Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb relegate

4 senses of relegate

Sense 1
relegate, pass on, submit -- (refer to another person for decision or judgment; "She likes to relegate difficult questions to her colleagues")
       => submit, subject -- (refer for judgment or consideration; "The lawyers submitted the material to the court")

Sense 2
demote, bump, relegate, break, kick downstairs -- (assign to a lower position; reduce in rank; "She was demoted because she always speaks up"; "He was broken down to Sergeant")
       => delegate, designate, depute, assign -- (give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person))

Sense 3
banish, relegate, bar -- (expel, as if by official decree; "he was banished from his own country")
       => expel, throw out, kick out -- (force to leave or move out; "He was expelled from his native country")

Sense 4
relegate, classify -- (assign to a class or kind; "How should algae be classified?"; "People argue about how to relegate certain mushrooms")
       => assign, attribute -- (decide as to where something belongs in a scheme; "The biologist assigned the mushroom to the proper class")

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