Antonyms for upgrade

Grammar : Verb
Spell : noun uhp-greyd; adjective, adverb uhp-greyd; verb uhp-greyd, uhp-greyd
Phonetic Transcription : noun ˈʌpˌgreɪd; adjective, adverb ˈʌpˈgreɪd; verb ʌpˈgreɪd, ˈʌpˌgreɪd

Definition of upgrade

Origin :
  • 1873, "upward slope," from up + grade. The meaning "upgraded version" is recorded from 1980; the verb in this sense is attested from 1920 (implied in upgrading).
  • verb improve
Example sentences :
  • That valley led into another with an upgrade, rocky and treacherous.
  • Extract from : « The U.P. Trail » by Zane Grey
  • Stocks opened the year very strong; the markets are upon an upgrade.
  • Extract from : « The President » by Alfred Henry Lewis
  • We have agreed with Bulgaria and Hungary to upgrade our legations to embassies.
  • Extract from : « Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to 2006 » by Various
  • But our fundamental goals must be to reduce dependency and upgrade the dignity of those who are infirm or disadvantaged.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • With a grinding roar, the motor struck the upgrade and came looming up the tunnel, filling it with its bulk.
  • Extract from : « Atlantic Narratives » by Mary Antin
  • Sellers being on the upgrade, a man with many pounds to his credit in the bank, had more leisure now.
  • Extract from : « The Man Upstairs » by P. G. Wodehouse
  • This was the last serious setback to their number; since that time the population has been on the upgrade.
  • Extract from : « A Racial Study of the Fijians » by Norman E. Gabel
  • Heavy loads could be deposited on the cars used on these roads, and on a level or on an upgrade horses could draw them with ease.
  • Extract from : « Pilots of the Republic » by Archer Butler Hulbert
  • As he swept upon the upgrade to the track, he heard from behind Peter Barrett's shout.
  • Extract from : « The Boy Scouts of Lakeville High » by Leslie W. Quirk
  • Raymond was urged to reconsider and to continue—the upgrade would soon be reached again.
  • Extract from : « On the Stairs » by Henry B. Fuller

Synonyms for upgrade

Based on : - - - Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019