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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Olsson even demoted her from varsity to JV midway through the season.
Oldham into his office, told her she was "unattractive, fat and over 50 and probably couldn't get a job anywhere else" and demoted her from administrative assistant in his Los Angeles headquarters to a receptionist in Chatsworth, California.