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

Other words from de-emphasize

de-emphasis \-fə-səs \ noun

First Known Use of de-emphasize

1938, in the meaning defined above

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