Downsize vs Supersize - What's the difference?

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In lang=en terms the difference between downsize and supersize

is that downsize is to terminate the employment of while supersize is to increase the size of something, especially to unusual proportions.

As verbs the difference between downsize and supersize

is that downsize is to reduce in size or number while supersize is to increase the size of something, especially to unusual proportions.

downsize

English

Verb

(downsiz)
  • To reduce in size or number.
  • Joe and Edna moved to a bungalow after deciding to downsize when the children had left home.
    The company chose to downsize by laying off half of its workers.
  • To reduce the workforce of.
  • They downsized the division by offering attractive early-retirement packages and selling off an office building.
  • To terminate the employment of.
  • Joe got downsized and became a plumber.

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    supersize

    English

    Verb

  • To increase the size of something, especially to unusual proportions