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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.

    Synonyms:
    act up

    Antonyms:
    play down

  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

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"

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

    Antonyms:
    background, play down, downplay

  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"

    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

    Antonyms:
    play down, downplay, background

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How to use play up in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  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. Christopher Dearborn:

    They will continue to downplay his role and play up the role of his older brother, trying to create the impression that his older brother was the puppeteer and he was the puppet, i don't think they have any hope of prevailing in the guilt phase, but their strategy will continue to be to gain some credibility with the jury by conceding what they had to concede and hoping to try to humanize the kid a little bit so that will carry over into the second phase of the trial.

  4. 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.

  5. Doug Jones:

    It’s important to play up the racial hatred as the genesis of this crime so people are reminded what hate can really do in our society, people need to understand that hate is more than screaming at people and racial slurs. It kills.

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