• (RP) enPR: rĕʹlĭgāt, IPA: /ˈɹɛlɪɡeɪt/

relegate (relegates, present participle relegating; past and past participle relegated)

  1. Exile, banish, remove, or send away.
    1. (transitive, done to a person) Exile or banish to a particular place.
    2. (reflexive, obsolete, rare) Remove (oneself) to a distance from something or somewhere.
    3. (transitive, historical, Ancient Rome, done to a person) Banish from proximity to Rome for a set time; compare relegate#Etymology 2|relegate.
    4. (transitive, figuratively) Remove or send to a place far away.
  2. (transitive, in extended use) Consign or assign.
    1. Consign (a person or thing) to a place, position, or role of obscurity, insignificance, oblivion, or (especially) inferiority.
    2. Assign (a thing) to an appropriate place or situation based on appraisal or classification.
    3. (sports, chiefly, soccer) Transfer (a sports team) to a lower-ranking league division.
  3. (transitive) Refer or submit.
    1. Refer (a point of contention) to an authority in deference to the judgment thereof.
    2. Submit (something) to someone else for appropriate action thereby; compare delegate.
    3. (now rare) Submit or refer (someone) to someone or something else for some reason or purpose.
Related terms Translations Translations Translations
  • German: zuweisen
  • Russian: отсылать
  • (RP) enPR: rĕʹlĭgət, IPA: /ˈɹɛlɪɡət/

relegate (plural relegates)

  1. (history, obsolete) A person who has been banished from proximity to Rome for a set time, but without losing his civil rights.
  • (RP) enPR: rĕʹlĭgət, IPA: /ˈɹɛlɪɡət/

relegate (not comparable)

  1. (archaic) Relegated; exiled.

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