played down

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Simple past tense and past participle of play down
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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..

play down
To minimize the significance of; downplay
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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
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de-emphasize, make less important
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understate the importance or quality of; "he played down his royal ancestry"
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