Definition of tone down phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

tone down

 phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs

    tone somethingdown

     
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  1. 1to make a speech, an opinion, etc. less extreme or offensive The language of the article will have to be toned down for the mass-market.
  2. 2to make a color less bright
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