- move (someone) to a lower position or rank, usually as a punishment
verb: demote, 3rd person present: demotes, gerund or present participle: demoting, past tense: demoted, past participle: demoted
- 1. move (someone) to a lower position or rank, usually as a punishment the head of the army was demoted to deputy defence secretary
- give (someone) a lower rank or less senior position, usually as a punishment: the head of the army was demoted to deputy defense secretary
Oxford American Dictionary
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...捕風捉影的無根據的貶斥,他絲毫也不懼怕。——《祖沖之》(2) [dismiss from office;demote] ∶官吏被貶黜 ㄓˋ ㄐㄧˊ 至極（至極） 圖片參考：http://www.zdic.net...