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de-emphasize

[dee-em-fuh-sahyz] /diˈɛm fəˌsaɪz/
verb (used with object), de-emphasized, de-emphasizing.
1.
to place less emphasis upon; reduce in importance, size, scope, etc.:
The university de-emphasized intercollegiate football.
Also, especially British, de-emphasise.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; de- + emphasize
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British Dictionary definitions for de emphasize

de-emphasize

/diːˈɛmfəˌsaɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to remove emphasis from
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