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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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".
Raad has been holding the top spot since last week with 53,328 promotions--a good number to more than offset the 5,062 clicks made to demote him from the number one rank.