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  1. downgradeverb

    degrade, ruin, demote, defame, reduce, revert

  2. downgradeverb

    To place lower in position.

    The stock was downgraded from 'buy' to 'sell'.

    revert, ruin, reduce, degrade, defame, demote

  3. downgradeverb

    To 'dumb down', reduce in complexity, or remove unnecessary parts.

    defame, revert, ruin, reduce, degrade, demote

  4. downgradeverb

    to reduce the official estimate of a storm's intensity.

    ruin, reduce, defame, degrade, demote, revert

  5. downgradeverb

    To revert software back to an older version.

    ruin, defame, degrade, revert, reduce, demote

Princeton's WordNet

  1. downgradeverb

    the property possessed by a slope or surface that descends


  2. downgradeverb

    rate lower; lower in value or esteem


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PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "downgrade":

    demote, degrade, decommissioning, demotion

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  1. Pablo Cisilino:

    As much as the market has discounted some ratings action, longer term - if they don't find a political resolution - a downgrade to junk may be inevitable, so we are cautious about Brazilian assets at this stage.

  2. Grant Thornton:

    It appears that various potential strategies noted above were applied to ensure favorable ratings or to avoid the rating downgrade.

  3. Democratic Senator:

    We need new sustainable revenue just to keep the lights on and avoid yet another credit downgrade.

  4. William Jackson:

    The scale of the downgrade was larger than some people had anticipated, and that has taken a toll on the zloty.

  5. Siobhan Morden:

    It was a mild reaction, but (S&P's move) was earlier than expected, and it increases the risk of a downgrade coming sooner.

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