underemphasize

[ uhn-der-em-fuh-sahyz ]
/ ˌʌn dərˈɛm fəˌsaɪz /

verb (used with object), un·der·em·pha·sized, un·der·em·pha·siz·ing.

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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