assign to a lower position; reduce in rank;
"She was demoted because she always speaks up"
"He was broken down to Sergeant"
- He was demoted from sergeant to corporal.
- I should demote you from senior minister to elder.
- Why did the mayor demote the official?
He was first elevated to the leadership of the House of Commons and then summarily demoted to make way for Fox.出自： John Brooke
- lower 低的
- reduce 减少
- degrade 降格
- debase 降低质量、地位或价值...
- abase 降低 ... 的地位...
- relegate 使降级
- downgrade 使降低
- move down 将 ... 移至低处...
- devalue 贬值
- humble 谦逊的
- bump 碰撞
- break 打碎
- promote 促进