tone down

phrasal verb
toned down; toning down; tones down

Definition of tone down

1 : to make (something) less forceful, offensive, or harsh People will be more likely to listen to you if you tone down your language a little.
2 : to make (something) less bright or colorful She toned her wardrobe down for her new job.

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