Synonyms of 'downgrade'
1 demoteDictionary, degrade, take down a peg (informal)
His superiors downgraded him.
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If someone decries an idea or action, they criticize it strongly.
He is impatient with those who decry the scheme.
Thesaurus for downgrade from the Collins English Thesaurus
If something is downgraded , it is given less importance than it used to have or than you think it should have.