downgrade - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/ˈdaʊnˌɡreɪd/
present tense
I/you/we/theydowngrade
he/she/itdowngrades
present participledowngrading
past tensedowngraded
past participledowngraded
  1. 1
    to treat something in a way that shows that you think it is now less important than it was
  2. 2
    to move someone to a job that is less important and has less pay, or to change a job so that it is less important and has less pay
  3. 3
    to give someone a lower mark for an examination than they received at first

derived word

downgrade

 

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noun [countable]
singulardowngrade
pluraldowngrades