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  1. demote

    • IPA[dēˈmōt]

    美式

    • v.
      give (someone) a lower rank or less senior position, usually as a punishment
    • verb: demote, 3rd person present: demotes, gerund or present participle: demoting, past tense: demoted, past participle: demoted

    • 釋義

    動詞

    • 1. give (someone) a lower rank or less senior position, usually as a punishment the head of the army was demoted to deputy defense secretary