HyperDic: tone_down

English > 2 senses of the expression tone down:
VERBperceptiontone down, muffle, mute, dull, damp, dampendeaden (a sound or noise) , especially by wrapping
communicationtone down, moderate, tamemake less strong or intense
English > tone down: 2 senses > verb 1, perception
Meaningdeaden (a sound or noise) , especially by wrapping.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsmuffle, mute, dull, damp, dampen
Broadersoftenmake (images or sounds) soft or softer
Spanishamortiguar, arromar, despuntar
Catalandeslluir-se, deslluir, despuntar, esmussar, espuntar, romejar, trencar-se
English > tone down: 2 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningmake less strong or intense; soften.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"Tone down that aggressive letter"
Synonymsmoderate, tame
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Spanishmitigar, moderar

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