Definition of De-emphasize

1. Verb. Reduce the emphasis.

Exact synonyms: De-emphasise, Destress
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Specialized synonyms: Reduce



Definition of De-emphasize

1. Verb. (transitive) To remove or reduce the emphasis from something; to make something less important; to play down. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of De-emphasize

de-Stalinization
de-access
de-alate
de-authorise
de-authorised
de-authorises
de-authorising
de-dupe
de-duped
de-dupes
de-duping
de-efferentation
de-emetinised ipecacuanha
de-emphasis
de-emphasise
de-emphasize (current term)
de-emulsifier
de-emulsify
de-energise
de-energize
de-epicardialization
de-escalate
de-escalates
de-escalation
de-excitation
de-humanise
de-humanises
de-humanize
de-humanizes
de-ice

Literary usage of De-emphasize

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1. Nuclear Coexistence: Rethinking U. S. Policy to Promote Stability in an Era by William C. Martel, William T. Pendley (1998)
"Recommendation 1: de-emphasize the importance of nuclear weapons. The most important step toward reducing the incentive to possess nuclear weapons is to ..."

2. The Casual Laborer, and Other Essays: And Other Essays by Carleton Hubbell Parker (1920)
"Some intellectual revolution must come which will de-emphasize business and industry and re-emphasize most other ways of self expression. ..."

3. The Town of San Felipe and Colonial Cacao Economiesby Eugenio Piñero by Eugenio Piñero (1994)
"Its flexibility allows the scholar to emphasize or de-emphasize linkages between the export driven and domestic economy. In other words, the scholar does ..."

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