downplay vs minimise what difference

what is difference between downplay and minimise

English

Etymology

Synthetic form of the phrase play down.

Pronunciation

Verb

downplay (third-person singular simple present downplays, present participle downplaying, simple past and past participle downplayed)

  1. (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.

Usage notes

  • The synonymous alternative form play down is slightly more formal, or slightly less informal.

Synonyms

  • trivialize
  • understate

Translations

Anagrams

  • play down, playdown


English

Verb

minimise (third-person singular simple present minimises, present participle minimising, simple past and past participle minimised)

  1. Non-Oxford British English standard spelling of minimize.

French

Verb

minimise

  1. first-person singular present indicative of minimiser
  2. third-person singular present indicative of minimiser
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of minimiser
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of minimiser
  5. second-person singular imperative of minimiser

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