dumb down


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dumb down

vb
(tr) to make or become less intellectually demanding or sophisticated: attempts to dumb down news coverage.
Translations

w>dumb down

vt sepdas Niveau (gen) herunterfahren; (= simplify)vereinfachen
vidas Niveau herunterfahren; (= simplify)vereinfachen
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But what I could have predicted was the total ineptitude of the BBC in trying to dumb down one of the biggest, most historic, most majestic events this century.
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He accuses ministers of manipulating the way exams are assessed to dumb down academic standards.
His calls for scientists to develop greater savvy in public relations have caused some grumbling among evolutionists worried that following such advice will require them to glitz up and dumb down their findings.
The first step was to dumb down the public' enough that the language of George Bush would actually sound plausible, a task now largely accomplished by television in general and Fox News in particular.
But Hollywood's "entertainment" fare also serves to distract and dumb down the public, both intellectually and morally (page 38).