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de·mote

demote

 
pronunciation:
dih mot
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: demotes, demoting, demoted
definition: to lower in position, grade, class, or rank.
antonyms:
advance, elevate, promote, upgrade
similar words:
bust, degrade
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derivation: demotion (n.)
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