from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To assign to an obscure place, position, or condition.
- transitive v. To assign to a particular class or category; classify. See Synonyms at commit.
- transitive v. To refer or assign (a matter or task, for example) for decision or action.
- transitive v. To send to a place of exile; banish.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Relegated; exiled.
- n. A person who has been banished from proximity to Rome for a set time, but without losing his civil rights.
- v. Exile, banish, remove, or send away.
- v. Consign or assign.
- v. Refer or submit.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To remove, usually to an inferior position; to consign; to transfer; specifically, to send into exile; to banish.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To send away or out of the way; consign, as to some obscure or remote destination; banish; dismiss.
- In Roman law, to send into exile; cause to remove a certain distance from Rome for a certain period.
- In law, to remit or put off to an inferior remedy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. expel, as if by official decree
- v. assign to a lower position; reduce in rank
- v. refer to another person for decision or judgment
- v. assign to a class or kind
I've decided that the word relegate is too boring on its own and needs the 'ma' to spice things up a bit.
The musicians soon realized the name could relegate the group to a career of obscurity.
Keeping a journal about your experience may help relegate the emotional trauma of divorce to part of your past, not your present.
Would you relegate the truth to an obscure blog, or one that receives a lot of traffic?
Would you relegate the truth to an obscure blog, or one that receives a lot of traffic? freeman has every right to post links from his own blog posts here on TP, just as we do from the Zoo.
It is going to be a long night if you relegate yourself to naming the things that are NOT their speciality.
He expected that I would eventually relegate myself to running our home and rearing our children, much the way Louise Childs did.
According an analysis by the National Academy of Social Insurance of the Breaux/Thomas premium support proposal, federal subsidies would not keep up with growing insurance premiums and could relegate “lower-income beneficiaries to lower-cost and possibly lower-quality plans.”
In order to uphold New Deal programs from constitutional challenge, the Court had to relegate certain rights--notably property rights and economic liberty--to second-class status.
She has had her 15 minutes now lets relegate her to the dust bin of political history.