what is difference between downplay and minimise
Synthetic form of the phrase play down.
downplay (third-person singular simple present downplays, present participle downplaying, simple past and past participle downplayed)
- (transitive) To de-emphasize; to present or portray as less important or consequential.
- He would sometimes downplay his Princeton education by saying simply that he went to school in New Jersey.
- The synonymous alternative form play down is slightly more formal, or slightly less informal.
- play down, playdown
minimise (third-person singular simple present minimises, present participle minimising, simple past and past participle minimised)
- Non-Oxford British English standard spelling of minimize.
- first-person singular present indicative of minimiser
- third-person singular present indicative of minimiser
- first-person singular present subjunctive of minimiser
- third-person singular present subjunctive of minimiser
- second-person singular imperative of minimiser