Downgrade vs Downward - What's the difference?

downgrade | downward |


As a noun downgrade

is a reduction of a rating, as a financial or credit rating.

As a verb downgrade

is to place lower in position.

As an adverb downward is

toward a lower level, whether in physical space, in a hierarchy, or in amount or value.

As an adjective downward is

moving or sloping down.

downgrade

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A reduction of a rating, as a financial or credit rating.
  • Verb

    (downgrad)
  • To place lower in position.
  • The stock was downgraded from 'buy' to 'sell'.
  • To 'dumb down', reduce in complexity, or remove unnecessary parts.
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  • (meteorology) to reduce the official estimate of a storm's intensity.
  • (computing) To revert software back to an older version.
  • Synonyms

    * degrade * demote * defame * reduce * revert * ruin

    downward

    English

    Adverb

    (en-adv) (or downwards )
  • Toward a lower level, whether in physical space, in a hierarchy, or in amount or value.
  • His position in society moved ever downward .
  • * Drayton
  • Their heads they downward bent.
  • * Shakespeare
  • A ring the county wears, / That downward hath descended in his house, / From son to son, some four or five descents.

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • moving or sloping down
  • He spoke with a downward glance.

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