v 1: refer to another person for decision or judgment; "She likes
to relegate difficult questions to her colleagues" [syn:
2: assign to a lower position; reduce in rank; "She was demoted
because she always speaks up" [syn: demote
] [ant: promote
3: expel, as if by official decree; "he was banished from his
own country" [syn: banish
4: assign to a class or kind; "How should algae be classified?"
"People argue about how to relegate certain mushrooms"