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downgrade

down·grade

downgrade

pronunciation:
daUn greId
parts of speech:
noun, adjective & adverb, transitive verb
phrases:
on the downgrade
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a slope downward, as in a road.
antonyms:
upgrade
similar words:
decline
definition 2: a trend or turn toward a worse condition.
antonyms:
improvement
phrase: on the downgrade
 
part of speech: adjective & adverb
definition: downward.
antonyms:
upward
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: downgraded, downgrades, downgrading
definition 1: to reduce in rank, position, status, salary, or the like.
antonyms:
promote, upgrade
similar words:
bust, degrade, lower
definition 2: to reduce or minimize the importance of; belittle.
He sometimes downgrades his sister's accomplishments.
antonyms:
inflate
Word Parts
The word downgrade contains the following part:
grad, -grade Latin root that means go, step, degree