[ dee-em-fuh-sahyz ]
/ diˈɛm fəˌsaɪz /
verb (used with object), de-em·pha·sized, de-em·pha·siz·ing.
to place less emphasis upon; reduce in importance, size, scope, etc.: The university de-emphasized intercollegiate football.
DON’T VACILLATE! VANQUISH THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!
It’d be a real faux pas to miss this quiz on the words from August 3–9, 2020!
Question 1 of 7
What does “vacillate” mean?
Also especially British, de-em·pha·sise .
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020
British Dictionary definitions for de-emphasize
/ (diːˈɛmfəˌsaɪz) /
(tr) to remove emphasis from
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012