de-emphasize de-emphasize

Definition(s):

  • (v) reduce the emphasis

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. She had hoped to de-emphasize her reputation as a gay social lioness.
  2. Some of thisas well as the fact that the show will have fewer interviews and dispense with or de-emphasize the deskhas been out there, but the Brian Williams casting is news.
  3. The opinion will help lift the pressures on textbook publishers that have been pushed by Fundamentalists to de-emphasize the theory of evolution.

News

  1. Texas Board of Education sees its textbook influence wane

    AUSTIN — Texas public schools had little say in 1995 when the state demanded that publishers make sweeping changes to health textbooks to de-emphasize contraception, or six years later when it raised objections that a textbook wasn’t skeptical enough about global warming.
    on September 16, 2013     Source: The Cypress Creek Mirror

  2. Board of Education sees its textbook influence wane

    Texas public schools had little say in 1995 when the state demanded that publishers make sweeping changes to health textbooks to de-emphasize contraception, or six years later when it raised objection
    on September 16, 2013     Source: Killeen Daily Herald

Quotes

  1. Obama, outlining his foreign policy ideas in the latest edition of Foreign Affairs magazine, said the United States and Russia should work together to "de-emphasize the role of nuclear weapons," and avoid rushing to produce a new generation of...
    on Aug 2, 2007 By: Barack Obama Source: Washington Post

  2. "It's essential that the new constitution will end the longstanding 'winner take all' approach in Kenyan politics, will help reassure all Kenyans that their interests will be protected, and will thus serve to de-emphasize the importance of ethnic...
    on Feb 22, 2010 By: Michael Ranneberger Source: BusinessWeek

  3. "That's pretty hard to pull all that together in a week or so," Barton said. "There's growing pressure in the Democratic caucus to de-emphasize climate change and emphasize health care, where health care is a doable deal."
    on May 8, 2009 By: Joe Barton Source: New York Times

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