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underemphasize

[uhn-der-em-fuh-sahyz]
verb (used with object), un·der·em·pha·sized, un·der·em·pha·siz·ing.
  1. to give less than sufficient emphasis to; minimize.
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Also especially British, un·der·em·pha·sise.

Origin of underemphasize

First recorded in 1965–70; under- + emphasize
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