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de–emphasize

verb de–em·pha·size \(ˌ)dē-ˈem(p)-fə-ˌsīz\

Definition of DE-EMPHASIZE

transitive verb
:  to reduce in relative importance; also :  play down
de–em·pha·sis \-fə-səs\ noun

First Known Use of DE-EMPHASIZE

1938

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