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.
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First Known Use of rightsize

1989, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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“Rightsize.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rightsize. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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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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