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down·grade

 (doun′grād′)
tr.v. down·grad·ed, down·grad·ing, down·grades
1. To lower the status, rank, or salary of: The weather service downgraded the hurricane to a tropical storm.
2. To minimize the importance, value, or reputation of: downgraded his team's contribution to the project.
n.
1. A descending slope, as in a road.
2. An act of downgrading, as in status, rank, or amount: The company averted a downgrade of its credit rating.
3. A decline, as in fortune, status, or condition: a neighborhood on the downgrade.

downgrade

(ˈdaʊnˌɡreɪd)
vb (tr)
1. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) to reduce in importance, esteem, or value, esp to demote (a person) to a poorer job
2. to speak of disparagingly
n
3. (Physical Geography) chiefly US and Canadian a downward slope, esp in a road
4. on the downgrade waning in importance, popularity, health, etc

down•grade

(ˈdaʊnˌgreɪd)

v. -grad•ed, -grad•ing,
n., adj., adv. v.t.
1. to reassign to a lower level or status.
2. to minimize the importance of.
n.
3. a downward slope, esp. of a road.
4. a lowering in status or importance; demotion or diminishment.
adj., adv.
5. downhill.
[1855–60, Amer.]
down′grad`er, n.

downgrade

To determine that classified information requires, in the interests of national security, a lower degree of protection against unauthorized disclosure than currently provided, coupled with a changing of the classification designation to reflect such a lower degree.

downgrade


Past participle: downgraded
Gerund: downgrading

Imperative
downgrade
downgrade
Present
I downgrade
you downgrade
he/she/it downgrades
we downgrade
you downgrade
they downgrade
Preterite
I downgraded
you downgraded
he/she/it downgraded
we downgraded
you downgraded
they downgraded
Present Continuous
I am downgrading
you are downgrading
he/she/it is downgrading
we are downgrading
you are downgrading
they are downgrading
Present Perfect
I have downgraded
you have downgraded
he/she/it has downgraded
we have downgraded
you have downgraded
they have downgraded
Past Continuous
I was downgrading
you were downgrading
he/she/it was downgrading
we were downgrading
you were downgrading
they were downgrading
Past Perfect
I had downgraded
you had downgraded
he/she/it had downgraded
we had downgraded
you had downgraded
they had downgraded
Future
I will downgrade
you will downgrade
he/she/it will downgrade
we will downgrade
you will downgrade
they will downgrade
Future Perfect
I will have downgraded
you will have downgraded
he/she/it will have downgraded
we will have downgraded
you will have downgraded
they will have downgraded
Future Continuous
I will be downgrading
you will be downgrading
he/she/it will be downgrading
we will be downgrading
you will be downgrading
they will be downgrading
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been downgrading
you have been downgrading
he/she/it has been downgrading
we have been downgrading
you have been downgrading
they have been downgrading
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been downgrading
you will have been downgrading
he/she/it will have been downgrading
we will have been downgrading
you will have been downgrading
they will have been downgrading
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been downgrading
you had been downgrading
he/she/it had been downgrading
we had been downgrading
you had been downgrading
they had been downgrading
Conditional
I would downgrade
you would downgrade
he/she/it would downgrade
we would downgrade
you would downgrade
they would downgrade
Past Conditional
I would have downgraded
you would have downgraded
he/she/it would have downgraded
we would have downgraded
you would have downgraded
they would have downgraded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.downgrade - the property possessed by a slope or surface that descendsdowngrade - the property possessed by a slope or surface that descends
grade - the gradient of a slope or road or other surface; "the road had a steep grade"
Verb1.downgrade - rate lower; lower in value or esteem
grade, rate, rank, place, range, order - assign a rank or rating to; "how would you rank these students?"; "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"
upgrade - rate higher; raise in value or esteem

downgrade

verb
1. demote, degrade, take down a peg (informal), lower or reduce in rank His superiors downgraded him.
demote raise, advance, promote, better, enhance, improve, upgrade, elevate
2. run down, denigrate, disparage, detract from, decry He was never one to downgrade his talents.

downgrade

noun
A sudden drop to a lower condition or status:
verb
1. To lower in rank or grade:
Slang: bust.
2. To lower in character or quality:
3. To think, represent, or speak of as small or unimportant:
4. To become or make less in price or value:
Translations
يُخَفِّضُ المَنْزِلَه
podcenitsnížit
degraderenedvurdere
leminõsít
lækka í tign
hodnotiť nižšie
indirmekönemini azaltmak

downgrade

[ˈdaʊngreɪd]
A. N to be on the downgradeir cuesta abajo, estar en plena decadencia
B. [daʊnˈgreɪd] VT [+ job, hotel] → bajar de categoría
he's been downgraded to assistant managerle han bajado a ayudante de dirección

downgrade

[ˌdaʊnˈgreɪd] vt
(= reduce) [+ status, position] → déclasser; [+ forecast] → réduire
(= demote) [+ person] → rétrograder

downgrade

[ˈdaʊnˌgreɪd] vt (job, hotel) → declassare; (person) → degradare

down1

(daun) adverb
1. towards or in a low or lower position, level or state. He climbed down to the bottom of the ladder.
2. on or to the ground. The little boy fell down and cut his knee.
3. from earlier to later times. The recipe has been handed down in our family for years.
4. from a greater to a smaller size, amount etc. Prices have been going down steadily.
5. towards or in a place thought of as being lower, especially southward or away from a centre. We went down from Glasgow to Bristol.
preposition
1. in a lower position on. Their house is halfway down the hill.
2. to a lower position on, by, through or along. Water poured down the drain.
3. along. The teacher's gaze travelled slowly down the line of children.
verb
to finish (a drink) very quickly, especially in one gulp. He downed a pint of beer.
ˈdownward adjective
leading, moving etc down. a downward curve.
ˈdownward(s) adverb
towards a lower position or state. The path led downward (s) towards the sea.
down-and-ˈout noun, adjective
(a person) having no money and no means of earning a living. a hostel for down-and-outs.
ˌdown-at-ˈheel adjective
shabby, untidy and not well looked after or well-dressed.
ˈdowncast adjective
(of a person) depressed; in low spirits. a downcast expression.
ˈdownfall noun
a disastrous fall, especially a final failure or ruin. the downfall of our hopes.
ˌdownˈgrade verb
to reduce to a lower level, especially of importance. His job was downgraded.
ˌdownˈhearted adjective
depressed and in low spirits, especially lacking the inclination to carry on with something. Don't be downhearted! – we may yet win.
ˌdownˈhill adverb
1. down a slope. The road goes downhill all the way from our house to yours.
2. towards a worse and worse state. We expected him to die, I suppose, because he's been going steadily downhill for months.
downˈhill racing noun
racing downhill on skis.
downˈhill skiing noun
ˌdown-in-the-ˈmouth adjective
miserable; in low spirits.
down payment
a payment in cash, especially to begin the purchase of something for which further payments will be made over a period of time.
ˈdownpour noun
a very heavy fall of rain.
ˈdownright adverb
plainly; there's no other word for it. I think he was downright rude!
adjective
He is a downright nuisance!
ˈdownstairs adjective
, ˌdownˈstairsadverb on or towards a lower floor. He walked downstairs; I left my book downstairs; a downstairs flat.
ˌdownˈstream adverb
further along a river towards the sea. We found/rowed the boat downstream.
ˌdown-to-ˈearth adjective
practical and not concerned with theories, ideals etc. She is a sensible, down-to-earth person.
ˈdowntown adjective
(American) the part (of a city) containing the main centres for business and shopping. downtown Manhattan.
ˌdownˈtown adverb
(also down town) in or towards this area. to go downtown; I was down town yesterday.
ˈdown-trodden adjective
badly treated; treated without respect. a down-trodden wife.
be/go down with
to be or become ill with. The children all went down with measles.
down on one's luck
having bad luck.
down tools
to stop working. When the man was sacked his fellow workers downed tools and walked out.
down with
get rid of. Down with the dictator!
get down to
to begin working seriously at or on. I must get down to some letters!
suit (someone) down to the ground
to suit perfectly. That arrangement will suit me down to the ground.
References in classic literature ?
As they went, there was a sudden rise in the ground; but the horses, breathing heavily, dashed up it at racing speed, not slackening their pace when the hill fell away again, leaving them to hurry along the downgrade.
The ratio of water/sewer upgrades to downgrades was very favorable, at 9:1, while health care ratings continued to suffer, with five ratings raised and 14 lowered.
The downgrades reflect deterioration in the relationship between CE and expected losses, and affect approximately $152.
Additional items such as lower new business profits, and higher financing and collateral costs can be attributed to SCT liquidity issues and ratings downgrades in the summer and fall of 2006.