de–emphasize

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

Definition of de–emphasize

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to reduce in relative importance; also :  play down

de–emphasis

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1938

First Known Use of de–emphasize

1938

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