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soft-pedal

verb

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(Entry 1 of 2)

to reduce in apparent importance
  • she politely tries to soft-pedal her accomplishments when talking to less fortunate people

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soft pedal

noun

Synonyms of soft pedal (Entry 2 of 2)

as in muffler, softener

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The first known use of soft-pedal was in 1817

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“Soft-pedal.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/soft-pedal. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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