Relegate vs Downgrade - What's the difference?

relegate | downgrade |


As verbs the difference between relegate and downgrade

is that relegate is exile, banish, remove, or send away while downgrade is to place lower in position.

As nouns the difference between relegate and downgrade

is that relegate is a person who has been banished from proximity to rome for a set time, but without losing his civil rights while downgrade is a reduction of a rating, as a financial or credit rating.

As an adjective relegate

is (archaic) relegated]]; [[exile|exiled.

relegate

English

Etymology 1

First attested in 1561: from (“I dispatch”, “I banish”).

Alternative forms

* (l)

Verb

  • Exile, banish, remove, or send away.
  • # (done to a person) Exile or banish to a particular place.
  • # (reflexive, obsolete, rare) Remove (oneself) to a distance from something or somewhere.
  • # (transitive, historical, Ancient Rome, done to a person) Banish from proximity'' to Rome for a set time; compare '' .
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  • # (figuratively) Remove or send to a place far away.
  • (in extended use) Consign or assign.
  • # Consign (a person or thing) to a place, position, or role of obscurity, insignificance, oblivion, or (especially) inferiority.
  • # Assign (a thing) to an appropriate place or situation based on appraisal or classification.
  • # (sports, chiefly, soccer) Transfer (a sports team) to a lower-ranking league division.
  • Refer or submit.
  • # Refer (a point of contention) to an authority in deference to the judgment thereof.
  • # Submit (something) to someone else for appropriate action thereby; compare delegate.
  • # Submit or refer (someone) to'' someone or something else ''for some reason or purpose.
  • Derived terms
    * (l), (l)

    References

    * “ relegate, v.''” listed in the ''Oxford English Dictionary , second edition (1989) * “ relegate, v.''” listed in the ''Oxford English Dictionary (draft revision, March 2010)

    Etymology 2

    First attested circa 1550: from the Classical (etyl) (“I dispatch”, “I banish”).

    Alternative forms

    * (l)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A person who has been banished from proximity to Rome for a set time, but without losing his civil rights.
  • References

    * “ †?relegate, n.''” listed in the ''Oxford English Dictionary , second edition (1989) * “ †relegate, n.''” listed in the ''Oxford English Dictionary (draft revision, December 2009)

    Etymology 3

    First attested circa 1425: from the Classical (etyl) (“I dispatch”, “I banish”).

    Alternative forms

    * (l) * (l)

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (archaic) Relegated]]; [[exile, exiled.
  • References

    * “ †relegate, adj.'']” listed in the ''[[w:Oxford English Dictionary, Oxford English Dictionary] (draft revision, June 2010)

    downgrade

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A reduction of a rating, as a financial or credit rating.
  • Verb

    (downgrad)
  • To place lower in position.
  • The stock was downgraded from 'buy' to 'sell'.
  • To 'dumb down', reduce in complexity, or remove unnecessary parts.
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  • (meteorology) to reduce the official estimate of a storm's intensity.
  • (computing) To revert software back to an older version.
  • Synonyms

    * degrade * demote * defame * reduce * revert * ruin