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demoteverb abase, belittle, bring down, bring low, cashier, cause to descend, cause to sink, debase, decrease in importance, dedecorate, deflate, degrade, demean, depreciate, deprive, dethrone, diminish, discrown, dismiss from favor, dispossess, disrate, divest, downgrade, drop, humble, impose a penalty, lessen importance of, lower, lower in rank, make less important, otherwordly, reduce, reduce to inferior rank, reduce to the ranks, relieve, remove from office, strip, take down, unseat
Associated concepts: demotion in rank, demotion in salary, demotion of employee
See also: depose, derogate, dislodge, humiliate, minimize, remove