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Past tense for to make, or attempt to make, something seem less important
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“MacFarlane did his best to duck the limelight and play down his role in the investigation.”
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Past tense for to belittle or disparage the achievements of others
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“Alternatively, and particularly in cases where there are rival leadership factions, they may play down the achievements of other leaders and their patrons.”
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Past tense for to dismiss idly with contempt or derision
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Past tense for exert a modifying or controlling influence on
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Past tense for to treat as unworthy of serious consideration
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Past tense for to injure a person's dignity and self-respect
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Past tense for to keep under control, especially something that is increasing in intensity or extremity
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Relaxed and understated
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