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  1. de-emphasize

    • IPA[diːˈɛmfəsʌɪz]

    英式

    • v.
      reduce the importance or prominence given to (something)
    • verb: de-emphasize, 3rd person present: de-emphasizes, gerund or present participle: de-emphasizing, past tense: de-emphasized, past participle: de-emphasized

    • 釋義

    動詞

    • 1. reduce the importance or prominence given to (something) commentators tend to de-emphasize parental culpability
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    • IPA[ˌdēˈemfəsīz]

    美式

    • v.
      reduce the importance or prominence given to (something): the reform de-emphasized central planning and placed more power in the association of socialized industries

    Oxford American Dictionary