play up


Synonyms and Antonyms of play up

  1. to indicate the importance of by centering attention on <that TV news program plays up sensational stories just to get higher ratings> Synonyms accent, accentuate, feature, foreground, highlight, illuminate, emphasize, point (up), press, punctuate, stressRelated Words focus, identify, pinpoint, spotlight; advertise, boost, plug, promote, publicize; overplayNear Antonyms tone (down), underemphasize, understate; belittle, discount, disparage, minimizeAntonyms de-emphasize, play down

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