Definition of 'downplay'
Example sentences containing 'downplay'
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The commercial broadcaster has tried to downplay expectations that an appointment will be made next week but is resigned to intense speculation. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The campaign to stay in Europe downplayed the significance of the move. Times, Sunday Times (2016)IG downplayed the potential impact of such a move. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Trends of 'downplay'
Used Occasionally. downplay is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'downplay'
British English: downplay VERB
If you downplay a fact or feature, you try to make people think that it is less important or serious than it really is.
The government is trying to downplay the violence.
Definition of downplay from the Collins English Dictionary
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