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downplay

verb

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to reduce in apparent importance
  • he self-deprecatingly downplays his own contributions to the festival's success

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The first known use of downplay was in 1948

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“Downplay.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/downplay. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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