Degrade

usgb/dɪˈɡreɪd/Volume
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Used to describe a formal reduction of someone's rank, often as a punishment. SlideThe officer was degraded to private for misconduct.
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Degrading is typically a one-way action and reinstating status might require a separate term. SlideOnce degraded, he had to earn his rank back.