how to pronounce downgrade


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downgrade is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of downgrade in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… is planning to downgrade ane …”

meanings of downgrade


  1. To reduce the official estimate of a storm's intensity.
  2. To place lower in position.
  3. To revert software back to an older version.
  4. To disparage.
  5. To 'dumb down', reduce in complexity, or remove unnecessary parts.


  1. A reduction of a rating, as a financial or credit rating.
  2. A downhill gradient on a road or railway.

downgrade frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word downgrade occurs in english on average 0.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics downgrade can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that downgrade can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) transport and travel;

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