right·​size | \ ˈrīt-ˌsīz How to pronounce rightsize (audio) \
rightsized; rightsizing; rightsizes

Definition of rightsize

transitive verb

: to reduce (something, such as a workforce) to an optimal size

intransitive verb

: to undergo a reduction to an optimal size

Examples of rightsize in a Sentence

The company plans to rightsize.
Recent Examples on the Web Foley, the co-founder, said workforce cuts and other efforts would help rightsize the company and bring stability to Peloton. Paulina Pineda, The Arizona Republic, 10 Feb. 2022 When determining retail merchandising strategy, brands should consider the best way to rightsize their investment in physical retail, especially because of the drastic shift to e-commerce. David Gottlieb, Forbes, 19 May 2021 And so, just starting to rightsize that back to a level of user actually covering the costs and recognizing that the combustion engine is not always primarily going to be the way that automobiles and trucks are powered. Jeremy Lott, Washington Examiner, 11 Mar. 2021 Worse examples: resystematize, transparentize, essentialize, rightsize, dichotomize. Gary Gilson, Star Tribune, 10 Oct. 2020 Negotiations were still going on Monday as the city looked to rightsize a budget for a city decimated by the COVID-19 pandemic and government restrictions on businesses in recent months. Steve Bittenbender, Washington Examiner, 30 June 2020 Before & After: Rightsize Your Remodel (Pages 22-27) Architect: Heather Wilson, Heather A. Wilson Architect, Charleston, SC; heatherawilsonarchitect.com. Southern Living, 1 July 2013 See More

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First Known Use of rightsize

1989, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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“Rightsize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rightsize. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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