Definition of tone down phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

tone down

 phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs
  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 colour less bright
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: tone down