demote (one) from (something)

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demote (one) from (something)

To reassign one to a role or position with less authority or responsibility. I'm worried that if the boss finds out this blunder was my fault, she'll demote me from team manager.
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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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You won't be demoted from a head teacher to a classroom teacher, we have protected you from all that, just do your work, ' Dr Nzomo said.
told Today's Zaman that he had been demoted from his position despite being a successful principal, adding that the Education Ministry has dealt a heavy blow to education by not implementing the high court's decision.
Ruiz was demoted from Captain III to Captain I, and then demoted to Lieutenant.
But Colin Graham was demoted from his role as minerals officer at East Ayrshire Council at a disciplinary hearing.
Senior North Korean military officer Hyon Yong Chol has been demoted from the rank of vice marshal to a four-star general, according to a report by the North's official Korean Central News Agency.
Martin was disciplined and demoted from sergeant to officer.
Stablemate Naaqoos was demoted from third to sixth in the Poulains after causing interference.
Summary: An Army Reserve colonel demoted from brigadier general because of prisoner abuses at the Abu Ghraib facility in Iraq said Wednesday a new Senate report supports her contention that uniformed military people were made scapegoats for Bush administration policies.
The downsizing of staffs targets only people who have no relative in the government senior positions," said Achinkoc Henry Deng, the news presenter for FM-98 Arabic, who was demoted from grade 8 to 10.
Fred Schmidt was demoted from his position in July.
Milingo, who has a history of sowing division and disarray among the faithful, was initially demoted from his archepiscopate in Zambia in 1983 after leading faith-healing sessions that included exorcisms.
24, Pluto was demoted from planet to "dwarf planet," leaving only eight true planets in the solar system.
Partly because of its small size, Pluto has been demoted from a planet and placed in the same category as other smaller space bodies.
Fallon's mount Vangelis was demoted from second place to fourth, while Christophe Soumillon's Vahorimix finished third but was demoted to sixth.
REF Dermot Gallagher last night denied being demoted from the Premier League after returning for the first time since the controversial incident between Robbie Keane and David Beckham.