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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdowngradedown‧grade /ˈdaʊnɡreɪd/ verb [transitive]  1 BEto make a job less important, or to move someone to a less important job opp upgrade2 UNIMPORTANTto make something seem less important or valuable than it is Police often downgrade the seriousness of violence against women in the home.3 to state that something is not as serious as it was Hurricane Bob has been downgraded to a tropical storm.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
downgradeAfter the merger, many reporters were reassigned or downgraded.Does this mean that history is to be downgraded?For them community service may be downgraded as work for lesser scholars or as something that everyone already accepts.Economic advisers in Washington have been discussing whether to downgrade foreign loans.I get the impression that opposition teams have unconsciously downgraded Leeds because of the last twelve months and are caught off guard.The professor claims that the government is deliberately downgrading scientific research.