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 for Demoting
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Demote \De*mote"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Demoted; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Demoting.] [Pref. de- + mote, as in promote; cf. L.
     demovere to remove.]
     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.
          [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC WordNet 1.5]

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