To estimate or make appear to be of the least possible amount, value, or importance
To express with restraint or lack of emphasis, especially ironically or for rhetorical effect.
To make less emphatic or obvious
To soften or dampen the tone of (a musical instrument) by use of a special pedal
reduce the emphasis
Find another word for de-emphasize. In this page you can discover 8 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for de-emphasize, like: minimize, understate, play down, tone down, soft-pedal, show, de-emphasise and destress.