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Definition of downplay verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    downplay somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they downplay
    he / she / it downplays
    past simple downplayed
    -ing form downplaying
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  1. 1to make people think that something is less important than it really is synonym play somethingdown
  2. 2 The coach is downplaying the team's poor performance.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: downplay