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1. downsize

verb. ['ˈdaʊnˌsaɪz'] reduce in size or number.

Synonyms

  • trim down
  • cut
  • bring down
  • trim
  • cut down
  • reduce
  • cut back

Antonyms

  • inflate
  • deflate
  • increase
  • lengthen

Etymology

  • down- (English)
  • size (English)
  • sise (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Downsize

  • anglicize
  • criticize
  • deemphasize
  • emphasize
  • ostracize
  • outsize
  • overemphasize
  • reemphasize
  • romanticize
  • synthesize

Example sentences of the word downsize


1. Verb, base form
If you struggle each month to pay just these two things, it’s time to downsize.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Many people downsize from a house to an apartment after a foreclosure.

3. Noun, singular or mass
It’s a major downsize.

2. downsize

verb. ['ˈdaʊnˌsaɪz'] make in a smaller size.

Synonyms

  • reduce

Antonyms

  • uncut
  • switch on

Etymology

  • down- (English)
  • size (English)
  • sise (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. downsize

verb. ['ˈdaʊnˌsaɪz'] dismiss from work.

Synonyms

  • lay off

Antonyms

  • malfunction
  • undiluted

Etymology

  • down- (English)
  • size (English)
  • sise (Middle English (1100-1500))
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