To reduce in grade, rank, or status. (verb-transitive)
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Use "demote" in a sentence
"For example: you may not recognize the word demote, but if you break down the word you find "de" a prefix that means remove, take away or lower."
"And, I suppose if Rob wanted to he could offer us a "demote" button, but it simply does not exist here."
"But, in the meantime, as an editor for OEN I can say unequivocally that we do not "demote" articles."