I verb allocate, assign, ban, banish, bar, cast out, consign, convey, delegate, deport, depute, discard, dislodge, dismiss, dispatch, displace, elide, eliminate, entrust, eradicate, exclude, excommunicate, exile, expatriate, expel, isolate, omit, ostracize, oust, outlaw, proscribe, push aside, refer, reject, remand, remove, segregate, send away, separate, set apart, shut out, throw out, transfer, transport, turn over to II index assign (transfer ownership), bar (exclude), delegate, detail (assign), dislodge, remand, remit (submit for consideration), seclude, set aside (annul)

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  • relegate — [v1] assign, transfer accredit, charge, commend, commit, confide, consign, credit, delegate, entrust, hand over, pass on, refer, turn over; concepts 41,143 Ant. assume, hold, keep relegate [v2] banish, downgrade demote, deport, dismiss, displace …   New thesaurus

  • Relegate — Rel e*gate (r?l ? g?t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Relegated} ( g? t?d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Relegating}.] [L. relegatus, p. p. of relegare; pref. re re + legare to send with a commission or charge. See {Legate}.] To remove, usually to an inferior… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • relegate to — index commit (entrust) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • relegate — 1580s to banish, send into exile (implied in relegation), from L. relegatus, pp. of relegare remove, dismiss, banish, from re back + legare send with a commission (see LEGATE (Cf. legate)). Meaning place in a position of inferiority is recorded… …   Etymology dictionary

  • relegate — vb *commit, entrust, confide, consign Analogous words: refer, assign, credit, accredit, charge (see ASCRIBE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • relegate — ► VERB 1) place in an inferior rank or position. 2) (usu. be relegated) Brit. transfer (a sports team) to a lower division of a league. DERIVATIVES relegation noun. ORIGIN Latin relegare send away …   English terms dictionary

  • relegate — [rel′ə gāt΄] vt. relegated, relegating [< L relegatus, pp. of relegare, to send away < re , away, back + legare, to send: see LEGATE] 1. to exile or banish (someone) to a specified place 2. to consign or assign to an inferior position:… …   English World dictionary

  • relegate — v. 1) (d; tr.) to relegate to (to relegate smb. to second class status) 2) (misc.) (GB) to relegate a team to the second division * * * [ relɪgeɪt] (misc.) (GB) to relegate a team to the second division (d;tr.) to relegate to (to relegatesmb. to… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • relegate — UK [ˈreləɡeɪt] / US [ˈreləˌɡeɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms relegate : present tense I/you/we/they relegate he/she/it relegates present participle relegating past tense relegated past participle relegated to move someone or something to a less… …   English dictionary

  • relegate — rel|e|gate [ˈrelıgeıt] v [T] [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of relegare to send back to do a job ] 1.) formal to give someone or something a less important position than before relegate sb/sth to sth ▪ Women tended to be… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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