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  • assign to a class or kind; "How should algae be classified?"; "People argue about how to relegate certain mushrooms"
  • assign to a lower position; reduce in rank; "She was demoted because she always speaks up"; "He was broken down to Sargeant"
  • expel, as if by official decree; "he was banished from his own country"
  • refer to another person for decision or judgment; "She likes to relegate difficult questions to her colleagues"

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  • Ebola in 2015 - end of the line for a killer?
    After decades making brief, murderous forays from central Africa's forests, Ebola erupted into a global emergency in 2014, yet its success could spell its downfall as scientists scramble to relegate it to a footnote of medical history. From a single infection in impoverished west Africa, the epidemic swept into bustling cities, killed thousands and unleashed a Read more on this news related to 'Relegate'
  • Animation Roundtable: 7 Top Filmmakers on 'Frozen' Lessons and Why Sequels Are "Killing" the Industry
    Don't relegate these filmmakers to the kids' table, where the movie industry often forces animators to sit. Not only have their projects scored big at the box office — 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' took in $619 million worldwide, while 'The Lego Movie' collected $468 million — but they also are among the year's most inventive films. Read more on this news related to 'Relegate'
  • Animation Roundtable: 6 Top Filmmakers on 'Frozen' Lessons and Why Sequels Are "Killing" the Industry
    Don't relegate these filmmakers to the kids' table, where the movie industry often forces animators to sit. Not only have their projects scored big at the box office — 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' took in $619 million worldwide, while 'The Lego Movie' collected $468 million — but they also are among the year's most inventive films. Read more on this news related to 'Relegate'

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