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