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To attempt to persuade without being obvious about it, by understating a position so the listener takes the good points as obvious
“It would do nothing about climate change and would embrace but soft-pedal and rebrand social conservatism.”
To try to conceal or disguise (something unfavourable) by treating it briefly or representing it misleadingly
To keep quiet
To influence someone who was furious to the point that he or she becomes content or at least no longer irate
To modify so as to make less extreme or more acceptable
Piano pedal
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