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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 de·mote /dɪˈmot, ˌdi-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·mote v. t.  [imp. & p. p. Demoted p. pr. & vb. n. Demoting ]  To reduce to a lower grade or rank, as in the military, one's employment, or in school; to assign to a lower position.
 Syn: -- bump, relegate, kick downstairs, break one's rank.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v : assign to a lower position; reduce in rank; "She was demoted
          because she always speaks up"; "He was broken down to
          Sargeant" [syn: bump, relegate, break, kick
          downstairs] [ant: promote]