Meaning of downgrade
Pronunciation: (doun'grād"), [key]
— n., adj., adv., v., -grad•ed, -grad•ing.
- a downward slope, esp. of a road.
- in a decline toward an inferior state or position: His career has been on the downgrade.
- to assign to a lower status with a smaller salary.
- to minimize the importance of; denigrate: She tried to downgrade the findings of the investigation.
- to assign a lower security classification to (information, a document, etc.).
- downgrade (Thesaurus)