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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - Understate the importance or quality of; Represent as less significant or important.

Usage examples (34)
  • What Glenn and other critics seem to downplay is that media coverage tends to be negative about everything.
  • It accused the IFP of trying to "downplay" Tuesday's invasion
  • Sharma says companies may be trying to "downplay" the problem, but "it is certainly a big issue."
  • Clinton administration approach to that has been to kind of downplay the threat of that technology. for more
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