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downgradeverb [T]

uk   us   /ˌdaʊnˈɡreɪd/
to reduce someone or something to a lower rank or position, or to cause something to be considered less important or valuable: My job's been downgraded to that of ordinary editor. We can't let the management downgrade the importance of safety at work.
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downgradenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˌdaʊnˈɡreɪd/
the process of downgrading: A credit rating downgrade would raise their cost of borrowing.
Translations of “downgrade”
in Chinese (Traditional) (使)降級, (使)降職, 貶低…
in Russian понижать в должности…
in Turkish (makam, mevki, rütbe…
in Chinese (Simplified) (使)降级, (使)降职, 贬低…
in Polish zdegradować, obniżać…
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