Definition of disrate in English:

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Pronunciation: /disˈrāt/


[with object] (usually be disrated)
Reduce (a sailor) to a lower rank.
Example sentences
  • A Midshipman could be disrated at any time by the Captain, and thus served entirely at his pleasure.
  • For this last act he was disrated to 2nd class constable and we hear no more of him thereafter.
  • Hands-on owners like Mistress Pim, and owner-captains, hire everyone, but the captain, whether owner or not, is permitted to rate and disrate crew as needed.

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Syllabification: dis·rate

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