1. english apprentice Senior Member

    Buenos Aires Argentina
    Argentina-Spanish
    Hello fellers :) ,

    I would like to know if , given the proper context, the word "downsize" can be a synonym of "belittle/demean"

    Thanks :)
     
  2. elirlandes

    elirlandes Senior Member

    Dublin & Málaga
    Ireland English
    No - downsize es siempre reducir en tamano. Se emplea también para reducir plantilla.
     
  3. english apprentice Senior Member

    Buenos Aires Argentina
    Argentina-Spanish
    Thank you elirlandes :)
     
  4. txpaddler

    txpaddler Senior Member

    Texas
    United States - English
    I agree with elirandes. However, you may have heard the expression "to cut (someone) down to size." This has a meaning similar to belittle.
     

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