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 Worse examples: resystematize, transparentize, essentialize, rightsize, dichotomize. Gary Gilson, Star Tribune, "Write like you are telling a story to a friend," 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, "Bill de Blasio says he won't raise property taxes," 30 June 2020 Before & After: Rightsize Your Remodel (Pages 22-27) Architect: Heather Wilson, Heather A. Wilson Architect, Charleston, SC; heatherawilsonarchitect.com. Southern Living, "Source Guide - July 2013," 1 July 2013

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First Known Use of rightsize

1989, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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The first known use of rightsize was in 1989

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“Rightsize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rightsize. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of rightsize

: to make a company smaller and more efficient by reducing the number of workers

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