Translation of "downgrade" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

downgrade

verb [ T ] uk /ˌdaʊnˈɡreɪd/ us /ˌdaʊnˈɡreɪd/

to reduce someone or something to a lower rank or position, or to cause something to be considered less important or valuable

(使)降级;(使)降职;贬低;轻视
My job's been downgraded to that of ordinary editor. 我已经被降为普通编辑了。
We can't let the management downgrade the importance of safety at work. 我们决不能允许管理层轻视安全生产问题。
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noun [ C ] uk /ˌdaʊnˈɡreɪd/ us /ˌdaʊnˈɡreɪd/

the process of downgrading:

A credit rating downgrade would raise their cost of borrowing.

(Translation of “downgrade” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)