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downgrade

Synonyms of downgrade in English:

verb

  • 1 there were plans to make six staff redundant and to downgrade three others
    demote, lower, lower in status, reduce/lower in rank, reduce in importance;
    North American informal bust
    archaic degrade
    [Antonyms] upgrade, promote
  • 2 I have no wish to downgrade their achievement
    disparage, denigrate, detract from, run down, decry, belittle, make light of, minimize, defame
    North American informal bad-mouth
    [Antonyms] praise, talk up
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