deemphasize

deemphasize

verb attach little importance to, belittle, declassify, deprecate, depreciate, detract from, disregard, downplay, dwarf, give little weight to, make light of, make little of, marginalize, minify, minimize, moderate, play down, take no account of, think little of, think nothing of, tone down, underplay
Associated concepts: declassification
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Its next leader must re-establish a product planning organization with teeth, deemphasize marketing, destroy the ever-present cult of personality, and recognize the sorry state of its powertrains so he can institute a long-term battle plan.
Deemphasize the tax benefits of creating or using FLPs and FLLCs.
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Inwardly turned gestures and an almost trancelike focus place each dancer within a private sphere of attention ("Jesus, my joy"), but their plain white garments and the choreography's larger patterns deemphasize individuality.
Their findings are consistent with a trend among family-violence researchers to deemphasize the characteristics of victims--whether children, women or the elderly--and concentrate on the psychological problems of abusers.
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