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

 rel·e·gate /ˈrɛləˌget/
 (vt.)命令撤離,驅逐,使降低地位,把…歸類,把…委託給

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rel·e·gate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Relegated p. pr. & vb. n. Relegating.]  To remove, usually to an inferior position; to consign; to transfer; specifically, to send into exile; to banish.
    It [the Latin language] was relegated into the study of the scholar.   --Milman.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 relegate
      v 1: refer to another person for decision or judgment; "She likes
           to relegate difficult questions to her colleagues" [syn:
            pass on, submit]
      2: assign to a lower position; reduce in rank; "She was demoted
         because she always speaks up"; "He was broken down to
         Sargeant" [syn: demote, bump, break, kick
         downstairs] [ant: promote]
      3: expel, as if by official decree; "he was banished from his
         own country" [syn: banish, bar]
      4: assign to a class or kind; "How should algae be
         classified?"; "People argue about how to relegate certain
         mushrooms" [syn: classify]