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American English: /ˈdaʊnɡreɪd/
British English: /ˈdaʊnɡreɪd/

Translation of downgrade in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 (demote)
    bajar de categoría
    Example sentences
    • By upgrading the importance of other factors he downgraded the importance of economic growth in the development process.
    • Evacuees were not paying council tax and some bandings had been downgraded, reducing the amount of rates collected.
    • However, under this legislation we have downgraded safety to the same level as sustainability.
  • 2 (reduce) we must not downgrade the importance of his contribution
    no debemos restar importancia a su aportación


  • (American English) a downgrade of 1 in 40
    una pendiente del 2,5%
    to be on the downgrade
    ir cuesta abajo
    ir de mal en peor
    Example sentences
    • A later rating by rival Moody's Investors Service kept Ford's debt rating at investment-grade status, the S&P downgrades shocked the corporate bond market.
    • The code of conduct threatens penalties ranging from administrative sanctions and temporary suspension of duty, to rank downgrades and dismissal.
    • With no suitable alternative location being offered by the Council the removal of the taxi rank is a downgrade in the taxi service of Ballina.
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