demote demote  /dɪ ˈmoʊt/


  • (v) assign to a lower position; reduce in rank


  1. Big changes are in the works that will demote computers and their operating systems to the status of TV sets.
  2. This past summer's vote to demote by the International Astronomical Union was merely a formality.
  3. Abandon Long-Range Bombardment: or, at least demote it to a very circumscribed support role as with Iraq, it galvanizes more than breaks people.


  1. Cardinals crush Mets as misery continues

    Just demote the whole damn team to Las Vegas. Ike Davis or no Ike Davis, the Mets are a sorry sight and fading fast. But at least they’re finished losing to the Marlins. Last night it was the NL Central-leading Cardinals putting the hurt on this miserable bunch, scoring...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: New York Post

  2. Make Web sites mobile-friendly or face Google search wrath

    Google says it plans to demote Web sites in mobile search results if they don't work properly on mobile devices. That's a powerful incentive. Originally posted at News - Internet & Media
    on June 12, 2013     Source: CNET

  3. Mets demote Davis, Baxter, Carson after loss

    BC-BBN8212Mets, 1st Ld-Writethru,909Mets demote Davis, Baxter, Carson after lossAP Photo NYM119, NYM117, NYM118Eds Marlins 8, Mets 4, 10 innings. Updates with players to be called up from minors. With AP Photos.By RONALD BLUMAP Sports Writer
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Times Leader


  1. "I want to emphasize on basics," Igawa said through a translator. "I knew with the Yankees if you don't show the results up here in the major leagues, the Yankees demote you to the minors. I knew that before I signed."
    on May 7, 2007 By: Kei Igawa Source:

  2. "Garrett got pulled off the first team after the first play of inside," Spurrier said. "I think he missed a block. We're not afraid to demote them quickly."
    on Aug 8, 2009 By: Steve Spurrier Source: (registration)

  3. "If you're going to demote him, demote on the basis of credibility, of whether he can do his job or not, or whether there was a deliberate misappropriation," Samuels said. "But what I'm seeing is that they're going to haul him over the coals...
    on Jun 12, 2010 By: Dover Samuels Source:

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