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downplay
To de-emphasize; to present or portray as less important or consequential

He would sometimes downplay his Princeton education by saying simply that he went to school in New Jersey.

play down
To make or attempt to make something seem less important, likely, or obvious

During the wave of anti-immigrant sentiment, Miguel played down his immigrant status by removing Chicano patois from his speech and adopting the nickname Mike..

downplay
To minimize the significance of; play down
play down
To minimize the significance of; downplay
downplay
If you downplay a fact or feature, you try to make people think that it is less important or serious than it really is. The government is trying to downplay the violence. = play down. to make something seem less important than it really is = play down
downplay
understate the importance or quality of; "he played down his royal ancestry"
downplay
To de-emphasize; to present or portray something as less important or consequential
downplay
represent as less significant or important
downplay
{f} de-emphasize, make little of
play down
If you play down something, you try to make people believe that it is not particularly important. Western diplomats have played down the significance of the reports Both London and Dublin are playing the matter down. play up
play down
de-emphasize, make less important
play down
understate the importance or quality of; "he played down his royal ancestry"
play down a possibility
underrate the chances, show the attitude of disdain toward the possibility
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    daun pley

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    /ˈdoun ˈplā/ /ˈdaʊn ˈpleɪ/

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    [ 'daun ] (adverb.) before 12th century. Middle English doun, from Old English dune, short for adune, of dune, from a- , of off, from + dune, dative of dun hill.

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