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demote someone from something (to something)

 and demote someone (from something) to something
to lower someone's rank from one rank to another. The manager demoted Bill from cashier to clerk. The army demoted her from lieutenant to sergeant.
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24 to demote Pluto to "dwarf planet," a classification that the group devised to separate these objects from planets.
LAS VEGAS (ALP) -- University Regent Jack Schofield has broken his silence on sexual harassment claims made against him: contending they are a result of his vote to demote a community-college official.
Iraq witnessed continued political crisis that culminated to some demands to demote Premier Maliki who was charged with "dictatorship" behavior.
Chief Roy said he had sought to leave the captains in place and instead demote just lieutenants, but learned this week that Mayor Lisa A.
The University and College System Board of Regents voted 7-6 to demote Remington Nov.
STEWARDS at Longchamp last Sunday had no choice but to demote Newton and Tycoon, third and fourth respectively in the Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere, according to officials in France.
Marsden says it was never his intent to demote Pluto.
MP Ali-Al-Shalah told Aswat al-Iraq that Multaq's visit to Turkey is personal, because "there is a move within the parliament to demote him from his post".
Trustees - who voted 5-0 in three separate actions to demote Henry Lee, to appoint Fisher acting president and to return Henry Lee to her old post - did not answer questions Friday night, but issued a brief statement.