To express with restraint or lack of emphasis, especially ironically or for rhetorical effect.
To reduce to a minimum; decrease to the least possible amount, degree, etc.
To bring to or place in the foreground; emphasize; highlight
To state in exaggerated terms.
Find another word for downplay. In this page you can discover 8 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for downplay, like: background, play down, understate, minimize, minimise, foreground, overstate and play up.