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downgrade

noun

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downgrade

verb

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1 to bring to a lower grade or rank
  • increased automation resulted in many jobs in the factory being downgraded

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2 to diminish the price or value of
  • the company's filing for Chapter 11 downgraded the stock to the point where it was selling for pennies a share

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downgrade

adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms of downgrade (Entry 3 of 3)

as in downhill, downstairs

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The first known use of downgrade was in 1847

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“Downgrade.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/downgrade. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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