HyperDic: play_down

English > 1 sense of the expression play down:
VERBchangeplay down, background, downplayunderstate the importance or quality of
English > play down: 1 sense > verb 1, change
Meaningunderstate the importance or quality of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsbackground, downplay
Narrowersoft-pedalplay down or obscure / obscure
wave offdismiss as insignificant
Broaderstress, emphasize, emphasise, punctuate, accent, accentuateTo stress, single out as important
Oppositeforeground, highlight, spotlight, play upMove into the foreground to make more visible or prominent
Spanishacomodar, mimetizar, minimizar
Catalanacomodar, mimetitzar

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