HyperDic: downplay

English > 2 senses of the word downplay:
VERBcommunicationdownplay, understate, minimize, minimiserepresent as less significant or important
changedownplay, background, play downunderstate the importance or quality of
downplay > pronunciation
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English > downplay: 2 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningrepresent as less significant or important.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsunderstate, minimize, minimise
Entailed bysandbagdownplay one's ability (towards others) in a game / game / game in order to deceive, as in gambling
Narrowertrivialize, trivialisemake trivial or insignificant
BroaderinformImpart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to
Oppositeoverstate, exaggerate, overdraw, hyperbolize, hyperbolise, magnify, amplifyTo enlarge beyond bounds or the truth
English > downplay: 2 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningunderstate the importance or quality of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsbackground, play down
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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