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downplay

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verb down·play \ˈdau̇n-ˌplā\

Simple Definition of downplay

  • : to make (something) seem smaller or less important

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of downplay

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  play down, de-emphasize

Examples of downplay in a sentence

  1. Athletes often downplay their injuries.

  2. <he self-deprecatingly downplays his own contributions to the festival's success>



1954

First Known Use of downplay

1954



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