Definition of downplay in English:


Syllabification: down·play
Pronunciation: /ˈdounˌplā


[with object]
Make (something) appear less important than it really is: this report downplays the seriousness of global warming
More example sentences
  • He captures some important changes, but downplays the constraints on choice.
  • The committee report downplays the importance of this episode.
  • But his coverage of the Wagner report greatly downplays the report's criticisms.

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