rightsize

verb
right·size | \ˈrīt-ˌsīz \
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.

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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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rightsize

verb

English Language Learners Definition of rightsize

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

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