relegate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v relegate assign to a class or kind "How should algae be classified?","People argue about how to relegate certain mushrooms"
    • v relegate assign to a lower position; reduce in rank "She was demoted because she always speaks up","He was broken down to Sergeant"
    • v relegate expel, as if by official decree "he was banished from his own country"
    • v relegate refer to another person for decision or judgment "She likes to relegate difficult questions to her colleagues"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Relegate To remove, usually to an inferior position; to consign; to transfer; specifically, to send into exile; to banish. "It [the Latin language] was relegated into the study of the scholar."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • relegate To send away or out of the way; consign, as to some obscure or remote destination; banish; dismiss.
    • relegate In Roman law, to send into exile; cause to remove a certain distance from Rome for a certain period.
    • relegate In law, to remit or put off to an inferior remedy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Relegate rel′e-gāt to send away, to consign: to exile: to dismiss: to remit
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. relegatus, p. p. of relegare,; pref. re-, re- + legare, to send with a commission or charge. See Legate
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. relegāre, -ātumre-, away, legāre, to send.

Usage

In literature:

Groups sprang up, and the agitation was so strong that the new Social Democratic party was soon relegated to the background.
"Anarchism" by E. V. Zenker
The relegation of the married flirt to her proper sphere and duties is beyond the power of any single individual.
"Maids Wives and Bachelors" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
Consonant with the whole spirit of the times, the amateur nurse was relegated to the background by the modern trained nurse.
"Women of England, Volume 9 (of 10)" by Burleigh James Bartlett
This would seem, however, to make of truth the prior concept, and to relegate satisfaction to a secondary place.
"Essays in Radical Empiricism" by William James
You relegate a mother's sacred responsibilities to a servant.
"Little Aliens" by Myra Kelly
This Kingdom was not relegated to the dim and distant future but was to be inaugurated here and now.
"Some Essentials of Religion" by J. C. Roper
At any moment he may be relegated to a back seat, but at present he fills, he draws.
"The Intriguers" by William Le Queux
The several attempts to relegate this usage to the realm of legends have signally failed.
"Women of the Teutonic Nations" by Hermann Schoenfeld
The ragged relics were relegated to the honourable obscurity of Wrexham Church.
"Speeches and Addresses of H. R. H. the Prince of Wales: 1863-1888" by Edward VII
How could she ever resume that old contented toleration, how relegate himself to an outside place.
"'Tween Snow and Fire" by Bertram Mitford
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In poetry:

That we must feign a bliss
Of doubtful future date,
And while we dream on this
Lose all our present state,
And relegate to worlds yet distant our repose?
"From the Hymn of Empedocles" by Matthew Arnold

In news:

Just when it looked like Borussia Moenchengladbach, with some inspired play from Michael Bradley, was climbing out of the Bundesliga relegation zone, it lost, 1-0, to lowly VfL Bochum.
News media have been relegated to the reception area, while the four Democratic candidates for Senate face a moderator and cameras for Tuesday night's debate.
Olympic track cycling is beleaguered by relegations and rules on events.
PORTLAND — The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission voted Friday to ban the use of gillnets to catch fish on the main stem of the Columbia River, relegating the primary commercial-fishing tool to side channels and tributaries.
The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission voted Friday to ban the use of gillnets to catch fish on the main stem of the Columbia River, relegating the primary commercial-fishing tool to side channels and tributaries.
(AP) — The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission voted Friday to ban the use of gillnets to catch fish on the main stem of the Columbia River, relegating the primary commercial-fishing tool to side channels and tributaries.
PORTLAND, Oregon — The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission voted Friday to ban the use of gillnets to catch fish on the main stem of the Columbia River, relegating the primary commercial-fishing tool to side channels and tributaries.
Palmeiras moved closer to relegation for the second time in 10 years after conceding a late equalizer in a 1-1 draw with Flamengo on Sunday.
Middlesbrough captain Emanuel Pogatetz will not allow the threat of relegation to get in the way of his FA Cup dream .
Although he was relegated to Round 2, Mick Fanning kept his composer and his world title ambitions alive.
Sunderland tops relegation foe Reading.
While many teammates attempted to relegate Sunday's rematch as merely Game No.
British win men's team sprint, women's marred by relegations.
We are afraid of being judged and labeled, relegated to the edges of society.
The short days of winter relegate many people to working out in darkness, when cars, criminals and the inability to see what's underfoot present a host of hazards.
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In science:

We finish with a critical summary and relegate some details to appendices.
Beyond the periodic orbit theory
We relegate the details of these calculations to Appendix A, and focus here on the results.
Smectic Liquid Crystals in Random Environments
We relegate the details of the FRG procedure to Appendix B.
Smectic Liquid Crystals in Random Environments
As a result, we relegate a derivation of the Boltzmann distribution to the appendix at the end of this paper.
A First Exposure to Statistical Mechanics for Life Scientists
Hence we relegated the finite N calculations to Appendix A, where we mainly treat the special v = 1/2 case.
Evolutionary game dynamics in phenotype space
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