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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. restar importancia a
My boss downplayed my role in the project, and I was really insulted.Mi jefa le restó importancia a mi papel en el proyecto, y me sentí muy ofendido.
b. quitar importancia a
The politician tried to downplay the scandal.El político intentó quitarle importancia al escándalo.
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downplay [ˈdaʊnˈpleɪ]
transitive verb
quitar importancia a; restar importancia a
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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