talk down

Definitions of talk down
  1. verb
    belittle through talk
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    type of:
    belittle, denigrate, derogate, minimize
    cause to seem less serious; play down
  2. verb
    speak in a condescending manner, as if to a child
    “He talks down to her”
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    type of:
    speak, talk
    exchange thoughts; talk with
  3. verb
    direct and control (the flight of an airplane during landing) via radio
    “the control tower talked down the plane whose pilot fell ill”
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    type of:
    give directions to; point somebody into a certain direction
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