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  1. play upverb

    Antonyms:
    play down

  2. play upverb

    To misbehave

    Children who do not receive enough attention may begin to play up.

    Antonyms:
    play down

    Synonyms:
    act up

  3. play upverb

    For the audition, Nicole will play up her skill as a pianist by playing Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring by Bach.

    Antonyms:
    play down

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. foreground, highlight, spotlight, play upverb

    move into the foreground to make more visible or prominent

    "The introduction highlighted the speaker's distinguished career in linguistics"

    Antonyms:
    background, play down, downplay

    Synonyms:
    cozy up, sidle up, suck up, highlight, cotton up, spotlight, foreground, shine up

  2. cozy up, cotton up, shine up, play up, sidle up, suck upverb

    ingratiate oneself to; often with insincere behavior

    "She is playing up to the chairman"

    Antonyms:
    play down, downplay, background

    Synonyms:
    soak up, bootlick, sop up, cozy up, highlight, toady, draw, cotton up, shine up, absorb, take in, sidle up, kowtow, spotlight, suck, imbibe, truckle, take up, suck up, foreground, fawn, kotow

How to use play up in a sentence?

  1. Rickie Fowler:

    It's amazing, we obviously look at this as one of the biggest tournaments we play, up against the majors.

  2. Read MoreIf McGregor:

    It used to irritate me the way certain narratives are spread and the way words are twisted, I had to just disengage from it, when I came into the game, it used to happen and I'd just laugh it off and play up to it and do my thing. Then it just kept up going on, on, and on. It got a little much and I reacted to disrespect. But no more.

  3. Rachel Minyoung Lee:

    The report in Korean has characterized Kim's climb up to Mt Paektu on horseback as a new 'myth', and that, together with the images of him on a white horse, appear to have been designed to create maximum propaganda effect, which I believe media will play up in the days to come.

  4. Architect Carson Arthur:

    When you enclose a small space even more, you play up its coziness and make it intimate, something that’s hard to achieve with large spaces, this also takes it to the next level of feeling like an outdoor room.

  5. Gabriel Jesus:

    We have to score, that’s why they are here and play up front. The most important thing now is we have almost 21 players fit.

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