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Synonyms for tone down

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  1. muffle, mute, dull, damp, dampen, tone down(verb)

    deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping

    muffle, wash, stifle, mute, pall, numb, moderate, moisten, weaken, benumb, repress, break, soften, dull, smother, blunt, deaden, damp, dampen, tame, strangle

  2. tone down, moderate, tame(verb)

    make less strong or intense; soften

    "Tone down that aggressive letter"; "The author finally tamed some of his potentially offensive statements"

    lead, temper, muffle, mince, hold in, tame, cultivate, mute, domesticize, naturalise, control, chair, moderate, hold, reclaim, naturalize, check, domesticate, soften, domesticise, damp, dampen, chasten, curb, dull, subdue, contain

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  1. tone down

    subdue, moderate, soften

How to pronounce tone down?

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How to say tone down in sign language?

  1. tonedown

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How to use tone down in a sentence?

  1. President Obama and Jeb Bush:

    I think we need to tone down the rhetoric, for sure, the use of that kind of language is just wrong.

  2. Ben Carson:

    I think both sides should tone down their rhetoric and engage in civil discussion.

  3. Craig Floyd:

    Enough is enough, we need to tone down the rhetoric and rally in support of law enforcement and against lawlessness.

  4. Anthony Fauci:

    No one is going to want to tone down things when you see what's going on in a place like New York City.

  5. Jo Lines:

    We can't keep replacing insecticides every (few) years forever, in the long run we need an exit from this arms race. Either that, or we need to tone down the (insecticide) coverage.


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