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 for downplay
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  downplay
      v 1: represent as less significant or important [syn:
           understate, minimize, minimise, downplay] [ant:
           amplify, exaggerate, hyperbolise, hyperbolize,
           magnify, overdraw, overstate]
      2: understate the importance or quality of; "he played down his
         royal ancestry" [syn: background, play down, downplay]
         [ant: foreground, highlight, play up, spotlight]

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