Definition of downrate in English:



[with object]
  • Make lower in value, standard, or importance.

    ‘he notched up five kills although Fighter Command downrated them to four probables’
    • ‘The second issue on which most analysts seem to agree is that the current bear market is based on a stream of negative company financial results where earnings are either downrated or where there are no earnings at all, only losses.’
    • ‘Have you ever flagged or downrated a question just because you didn't like what the person asked?’