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down·play

downplay

 
 
pronunciation:
daUn pleI [or] daUn pleI
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Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: downplayed, downplaying, downplays
definition: to dismiss the significance of; minimize.
When he told his wife about his overseas assignment, he downplayed the dangers involved.
antonyms:
overplay
similar words:
talk down
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