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

  Relegate \Rel"e*gate\ (r?l"?-g?t), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Relegated (-g?`t?d); p. pr. & vb. n. Relegating.] [L.
     relegatus, p. p. of relegare; pref. re- re- + legare to send
     with a commission or charge. See Legate.]
     To remove, usually to an inferior position; to consign; to
     transfer; specifically, to send into exile; to banish.
     [1913 Webster]
           It [the Latin language] was relegated into the study of
           the scholar.                             --Milman.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: refer to another person for decision or judgment; "She
           likes to relegate difficult questions to her colleagues"
           [syn: relegate, 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
         Sergeant" [syn: demote, bump, relegate, break, kick
         downstairs] [ant: advance, elevate, kick upstairs,
         promote, raise, upgrade]
      3: expel, as if by official decree; "he was banished from his
         own country" [syn: banish, relegate, bar]
      4: assign to a class or kind; "How should algae be classified?";
         "People argue about how to relegate certain mushrooms" [syn:
         relegate, classify]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  72 Moby Thesaurus words for "relegate":
     accredit, assign, ban, banish, bar, bar out, blackball, blockade,
     cast out, charge, commend, commit, confide, consign, count out,
     credit, cut, cut off, debar, delegate, demote, deport,
     disfellowship, dispatch, displace, downgrade, embargo, enfeoff,
     entrust, exclude, excommunicate, exile, expatriate, expel,
     extradite, freeze out, fugitate, give in charge, give in trust,
     hand over, ignore, infeudate, keep out, lag, leave out, lock out,
     omit, ostracize, outlaw, pass on, pass over, preclude, prohibit,
     proscribe, refer, reject, remand, remit, repudiate, rusticate,
     send away, send down, send to Coventry, shut out, snub, spurn,
     taboo, thrust out, transfer, transport, trust, turn over

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