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Meaning of PLAY DOWN

Pronunciation:  pley dawn

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  understate the importance or quality of; "he played down his royal ancestry"
 
 Synonyms: background, downplay
 
 Antonyms: foreground, highlight, play up, spotlight
 
 See Also: accent, accentuate, emphasise, emphasize, punctuate, soft-pedal, stress, wave off

 

 

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 Related Terms: abate, allay, alleviate, assuage, attemper, bank the fire, bedwarf, belittle, blunt, chasten, constrain, control, damp, dampen, deaden, de-emphasize, deprecate, depreciate, detract from, diminish, downplay, dull, dwarf, extenuate, keep within bounds, lay, lenify, lessen, lighten, make light of, make little of, make nothing of, minify, minimize, mitigate, moderate, modulate, mute, obtund, palliate, reduce, reduce the temperature, restrain, set at naught, set little by, slacken, slow down, smother, sober, sober down, soften, soft-pedal, stifle, subdue, suppress, tame, temper, think little of, think nothing of, tone down, tune down, underplay, weaken
 

 

 

 

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