play down

Definitions of play down
1

v understate the importance or quality of

“he played down his royal ancestry”
Synonyms:
background, downplay
Antonyms:
foreground, highlight, play up, spotlight
move into the foreground to make more visible or prominent
Types:
wave off
dismiss as insignificant
soft-pedal
play down or obscure
Type of:
accent, accentuate, emphasise, emphasize, punctuate, stress
to stress, single out as important

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