play down

play down(
pley
 
daun
)
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (general)
a. quitarle importancia a
I like how Justin plays down his own fame and just treats you as if he were an ordinary person.Me gusta como Justin le quita importancia a su propia fama y trata a los demás como si él fuera una persona común y corriente.
b. restarle importancia a
I'm not trying to play down Sanchez's accomplishments; he's a talented author, but his work just isn't my style.No estoy tratando de restarle importancia a los logros Sánchez; es un autor talentoso, pero su obra simplemente no es de mi gusto.
c. relativizar
Even though Lucas tried to play down the seriousness of the mistakes, they were too many and too obvious.Aunque Lucas trató de relativizar la gravedad de los errores, eran demasiados y demasiado obvios.
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play down
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (general)
a. restar importancia a
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play down
transitive verb
(downplay) minimizar; quitar importancia a
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