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Synonyms for downplay
ˈdaʊnˌpleɪdown·play

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. understate, minimize, minimise, downplayverb

    represent as less significant or important

    Synonyms:
    belittle, denigrate, play down, understate, minimise, minimize, derogate, background

  2. background, play down, downplayverb

    understate the importance or quality of

    "he played down his royal ancestry"

    Synonyms:
    minimize, play down, background, understate, minimise

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  1. List of paraphrases for "downplay":

    minimize, trivialise, de-emphasize, minimise, underestimate

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How to use downplay in a sentence?

  1. One South Korean official:

    Skeptics would be tempted to downplay the significance of Yongbyon in favor of a more comprehensive roadmap for denuclearization, but if it's properly done, inspecting Yongbyon would have most of the necessary elements of a bigger deal.

  2. Ajit Pai:

    Last week's carefully managed rollout was designed to downplay the plans of a massive intrusion in the Internet economy ... . I have now read the 332-page plan. It is worse than I had imagined.

  3. Roberto Perli:

    Powell will do what he can to try to downplay the dots especially if they don't show what the markets want them to show, he will have a tough time.

  4. Vladimir Putin:

    It was overall successful and led to productive agreements, we will have to wait and see, of course, what turn the events will take, all the more so as certain forces in America are trying to downplay and disavow the results of the Helsinki summit.

  5. Michelle Simmons:

    I don't want to downplay just how serious of a situation we all find ourselves in, i understand the hesitancy and the reluctance of folks who do this work. But I will say that we felt in Charleston County that Charleston County was just that important for us to position ourselves from our operations and facilities and academics to be prepared, to serve families. And so that's what we did.

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