play down


play down

verb

Definition of PLAY DOWN

1
to express scornfully one's low opinion of <out of sheer envy, she would always play down her sister's accomplishments>
Antonyms acclaim, applaud, exalt, extol (also extoll), glorify, laud, magnify, praise
2
to reduce in apparent importance <if you play down your part in the project, you won't get the credit you deserve>

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