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Word Example of - demote

    Example Sentences for demote

    Billy Kasker wandered off for a few moments and I had to demote him.

Word Origin & History of - demote

    Word Origin & History

    demote 1893, Amer.Eng. coinage from de- + (pro)mote. The original reference describes it as "used generally in that section of the country" (Iowa, U.S.A.), which implies an earlier date. Related: Demotion (1901).