de-emphasize(redirected from de-emphases)
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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.
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(tr) to remove emphasis from
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v.t. -sized, -siz•ing.
to place less emphasis upon; reduce the importance of: to de-emphasize sports.
de-em′pha•sis (-sɪs) n.
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Past participle: de-emphasized
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|Verb||1.||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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