verb (used with object), down·grad·ed, down·grad·ing.
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For instance, when Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina, it was downgraded to a Category 1 storm, only to tragically stall and dump enough rain to break at least 28 flood records.Slow, meandering hurricanes are often more dangerous—and they’re getting more common|Greta Moran|September 9, 2020|Popular Science
Laura has now been downgraded to Category 2 storm, but it’s still barreling over Louisiana with winds of 110 mph.Hurricane Laura is the strongest storm to hit Louisiana in more than a century|Sara Chodosh|August 28, 2020|Popular Science
The hurricane knocked out power for more than 800,000 people in Louisiana and eastern Texas before it was downgraded to a tropical storm on Thursday afternoon.Hurricane Laura’s impact on Louisiana puts a spotlight on US poverty|Karen Ho|August 27, 2020|Quartz
Nearly 40% of students ended up receiving exam scores downgraded from their teachers’ predictions, threatening to cost them their university spots.The UK exam debacle reminds us that algorithms can’t fix broken systems|Karen Hao|August 20, 2020|MIT Technology Review
In practice, this means Facebook’s algorithms will no longer recommend users join QAnon groups, and will downgrade the prominence of QAnon in its news feed.Will Facebook’s QAnon crackdown succeed? What people are saying so far|Jeff|August 20, 2020|Fortune
"The Uri Blau conviction as part of a plea bargain alone merits a downgrade," said Omer-Man.
I did The Girlfriend Experience on film and Entourage on television, and to downgrade from that would be silly.Hollywood’s Favorite Ex–Porn Star: A Chat With Sasha Grey|Marlow Stern|February 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
One ratings agency is threatening to downgrade the U.S. if we go over the fiscal cliff.The U.S. Credit Rating Might Get Downgraded Again, But Does Anyone Care?|Matthew Zeitlin|November 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The downgrade probably scores short-term political points for both leaders.
Typically, that means there is an even possibility that it will downgrade the credit of these countries within 90 days.Standard & Poor’s and Other Ratings Agencies Must End Their Power Trip|Zachary Karabell|January 12, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Having shot his last fireball, Shann ran swiftly to take up a new position, downgrade and to the east of the domes.Storm Over Warlock|Andre Norton
In the general ferment, commercial honesty had been on the downgrade.Ten Tudor Statesmen|Arthur D. Innes
The inference is obvious: that the Monarchists are on the upgrade, and the Republicans on the downgrade.France and the Republic|William Henry Hurlbert
As she hesitated, trying to decide which way to go, she felt her skis slipping along a downgrade where none should have been.Behind the Green Door|Mildred A. Wirt
There is no downgrade in normal youth; it is its nature to climb, to look up.The Victorious Attitude|Orison Swett Marden