vb tr to lower in rank or position; relegate
(C19: from de- + (pro)mote)
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus
declass, degrade, disrate (Naval) downgrade, kick downstairs (slang) lower in rank, relegate
advance, elevate, kick upstairs (informal) prefer, raise, upgrade
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