To reduce to a minimum; decrease to the least possible amount, degree, etc.
To bring to or place in the foreground; emphasize; highlight
To express with restraint or lack of emphasis, especially ironically or for rhetorical effect.
Find another word for downplay. In this page you can discover 14 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for downplay, like: minimize, foreground, background, play down, understate, minimise, play up, underplay, overstate, denigrate and trivialise.