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The move downgrades the role of the conductor or guard who previously had responsibility for the train doors. Times, Sunday Times (2017)US growth was also downgraded from 2.5 per cent to 2.2 per cent for next year. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Last month its status was downgraded to junk. The Sun (2013)But the spreads are too wide because of the rating downgrades. Times, Sunday Times (2010)All the countries that were downgraded will inevitably face higher interest costs on money they borrow. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Wounded troops who have recovered and returned to work medically downgraded were also to be considered. The Sun (2010)The guards are in dispute over what they regard as the downgrading of their roles. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The bonds of both eurozone countries suffered after the downgrades. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It should have also highlighted the downgrading of the value of apprenticeships by large companies. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Broker downgrades elsewhere were also increasing pressure on equities. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Yet a preoccupation with social processes can quickly lead to downgrading the role of reason in human affairs. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)The company has already dismissed its chairman and its original financial advisers and suffered profit downgrades from its own brokers. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Greece's rating was downgraded to junk status last year owing to the risk of default. Times, Sunday Times (2011)If its rating is downgraded to junk in December the cost of borrowing will rise. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But now that governments face being downgraded, politicians insist that the ratings mean little. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Greece suffered a further downgrade of its credit rating, leaving its debt one notch above junk status. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Coming on the back of an inevitable credit rating downgrade, the government would want to avoid it. Times, Sunday Times (2016)His shock departure added to concerns that the country's sovereign bonds could soon be downgraded to junk status. Times, Sunday Times (2015)There are also fears that insurers will try to wriggle out of claims by downgrading the value of homeowners' damage. Times, Sunday Times (2007)I was particularly keen to hold on to that at a time when brokers seemed to be downgrading the stock. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It downgraded the stock to'neutral '. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I don't think that the public has in any way downgraded the importance of the latter in pursuit of the former. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Portugal's credit rating was downgraded to junk status yesterday as a 24-hour general strike brought the country to a near standstill. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Insurance companies, which are seeing their asset values shredded, could be vulnerable to ratings agency downgrades that could pitch them into a downward spiral. Times, Sunday Times (2008)With the recruitment process still running, the job specification for the role was suddenly downgraded two weeks ago to remove any responsibility for the senior England team. Times, Sunday Times (2011)

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British English: downgrade VERB
If something is downgraded, it is given less importance than it used to have or than you think it should have.
The boy's condition has been downgraded from critical to serious.

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