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Meaning of demote

de•mote

Pronunciation: (di-mōt'), [key]
— -mot•ed, -mot•ing.
  1. to reduce to a lower grade, rank, class, or position (opposed to promote): They demoted the careless waiter to busboy.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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