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de-em·pha·size

 (dē-ĕm′fə-sīz′)
tr.v. de-em·pha·sized, de-em·pha·siz·ing, de-em·pha·siz·es
To decrease the emphasis on; minimize the importance of.

de-em′pha·sis n.
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de-emphasize

(diːˈɛmfəˌsaɪz) or

de-emphasise

vb
(tr) to remove emphasis from
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de-em•pha•size

(diˈɛm fəˌsaɪz)

v.t. -sized, -siz•ing.
to place less emphasis upon; reduce the importance of: to de-emphasize sports.
[1935–40]
de-em′pha•sis (-sɪs) n.
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de-emphasize


Past participle: de-emphasized
Gerund: de-emphasizing

Imperative
de-emphasize
de-emphasize
Present
I de-emphasize
you de-emphasize
he/she/it de-emphasizes
we de-emphasize
you de-emphasize
they de-emphasize
Preterite
I de-emphasized
you de-emphasized
he/she/it de-emphasized
we de-emphasized
you de-emphasized
they de-emphasized
Present Continuous
I am de-emphasizing
you are de-emphasizing
he/she/it is de-emphasizing
we are de-emphasizing
you are de-emphasizing
they are de-emphasizing
Present Perfect
I have de-emphasized
you have de-emphasized
he/she/it has de-emphasized
we have de-emphasized
you have de-emphasized
they have de-emphasized
Past Continuous
I was de-emphasizing
you were de-emphasizing
he/she/it was de-emphasizing
we were de-emphasizing
you were de-emphasizing
they were de-emphasizing
Past Perfect
I had de-emphasized
you had de-emphasized
he/she/it had de-emphasized
we had de-emphasized
you had de-emphasized
they had de-emphasized
Future
I will de-emphasize
you will de-emphasize
he/she/it will de-emphasize
we will de-emphasize
you will de-emphasize
they will de-emphasize
Future Perfect
I will have de-emphasized
you will have de-emphasized
he/she/it will have de-emphasized
we will have de-emphasized
you will have de-emphasized
they will have de-emphasized
Future Continuous
I will be de-emphasizing
you will be de-emphasizing
he/she/it will be de-emphasizing
we will be de-emphasizing
you will be de-emphasizing
they will be de-emphasizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been de-emphasizing
you have been de-emphasizing
he/she/it has been de-emphasizing
we have been de-emphasizing
you have been de-emphasizing
they have been de-emphasizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been de-emphasizing
you will have been de-emphasizing
he/she/it will have been de-emphasizing
we will have been de-emphasizing
you will have been de-emphasizing
they will have been de-emphasizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been de-emphasizing
you had been de-emphasizing
he/she/it had been de-emphasizing
we had been de-emphasizing
you had been de-emphasizing
they had been de-emphasizing
Conditional
I would de-emphasize
you would de-emphasize
he/she/it would de-emphasize
we would de-emphasize
you would de-emphasize
they would de-emphasize
Past Conditional
I would have de-emphasized
you would have de-emphasized
he/she/it would have de-emphasized
we would have de-emphasized
you would have de-emphasized
they would have de-emphasized
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.de-emphasize - reduce the emphasis
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
reduce - destress and thus weaken a sound when pronouncing it
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de-emphasize

verb
To make less emphatic or obvious:
Informal: soft-pedal.
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