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For instance, when Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina, it was downgraded to a Category 1 storm, only to tragically stall and dump enough rain to break at least 28 flood records.
SLOW, MEANDERING HURRICANES ARE OFTEN MORE DANGEROUS—AND THEY’RE GETTING MORE COMMONGRETA MORANSEPTEMBER 9, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
Laura has now been downgraded to Category 2 storm, but it’s still barreling over Louisiana with winds of 110 mph.
HURRICANE LAURA IS THE STRONGEST STORM TO HIT LOUISIANA IN MORE THAN A CENTURYSARA CHODOSHAUGUST 28, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
The hurricane knocked out power for more than 800,000 people in Louisiana and eastern Texas before it was downgraded to a tropical storm on Thursday afternoon.
HURRICANE LAURA’S IMPACT ON LOUISIANA PUTS A SPOTLIGHT ON US POVERTYKAREN HOAUGUST 27, 2020QUARTZ
Nearly 40% of students ended up receiving exam scores downgraded from their teachers’ predictions, threatening to cost them their university spots.
THE UK EXAM DEBACLE REMINDS US THAT ALGORITHMS CAN’T FIX BROKEN SYSTEMSKAREN HAOAUGUST 20, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
In practice, this means Facebook’s algorithms will no longer recommend users join QAnon groups, and will downgrade the prominence of QAnon in its news feed.
WILL FACEBOOK’S QANON CRACKDOWN SUCCEED? WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING SO FARJEFFAUGUST 20, 2020FORTUNE
The company was actually placed on review for a downgrade back in 2018 but that never crystalized until now.
ENVIRONMENT REPORT: THE LATEST POWER STRUGGLES FOR SDG&E AND SEMPRAMACKENZIE ELMERJUNE 29, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Moody’s indicated that if the company’s debt continued to swell, it might downgrade its credit rating further.
ENVIRONMENT REPORT: THE LATEST POWER STRUGGLES FOR SDG&E AND SEMPRAMACKENZIE ELMERJUNE 29, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
In the general ferment, commercial honesty had been on the downgrade.
TEN TUDOR STATESMENARTHUR D. INNES
I do not want to downgrade any police department, but this is what happens through no fault of theirs.
WARREN COMMISSION (5 OF 26): HEARINGS VOL. V (OF 15)THE PRESIDENT'S COMMISSION ON THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY
From Houston we turned onto Elm, which was a rather sharp turn with a downgrade, sir.
WARREN COMMISSION (2 OF 26): HEARINGS VOL. II (OF 15)THE PRESIDENT'S COMMISSION ON THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
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WORDS RELATED TO DOWNGRADE

  • bankrupt
  • bust
  • confound
  • confute
  • controvert
  • cow
  • cripple
  • declass
  • degrade
  • demerit
  • demoralize
  • demote
  • disconfirm
  • dispirit
  • disprove
  • downgrade
  • enervate
  • enfeeble
  • humiliate
  • impair
  • impoverish
  • incapacitate
  • pauperize
  • rebut
  • reduce
  • refute
  • ruin
  • subdue
  • tame
  • undermine
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