To assign to a lower position or to classify something.
Assign an inferior rank or position to.
“It won’t go down as a season to be remembered in Workington Town’s history books as 2016 saw the club relegated to League One”
Synonyms: downgrade, lower, lower in rank/status, put down, move down; consign, banish, exile; demote, degrade, declass, strip someone of their rank, reduce to the ranks, disrate, drum out; bust
transfer (a sports team) to a lower division of a league.
“United were relegated to division two”
“Sainsbury’s and M&S relegate ‘Easter’ from chocolate eggs.”