To reduce to a minimum; decrease to the least possible amount, degree, etc.
To express with restraint or lack of emphasis, especially ironically or for rhetorical effect.
To moderate or relax; to diminish or weaken the striking characteristics of; to soften.
(Informal) To make less emphatic or obvious; play down:
(Slang) To make an appearance; show up:
reduce the emphasis
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