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

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de-emphasis \ -​fə-​səs \ noun

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downplay, play down, soft-pedal

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First Known Use of de-emphasize

1938, in the meaning defined above

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