Give (someone) a lower rank or less senior position, usually as a punishment: the head of the army was demoted to deputy defense secretary
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- This must have been nearly as shocking as that dark day lost in history when she was demoted from her position as milk monitor at primary school.
- Last year the team was demoted from senior ranks but are back up again.
- I can't believe they're demoting her to a lower class soldier!
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