underemphasize

un·der·em·pha·size

 (ŭn′dər-ĕm′fə-sīz′)
tr.v. un·der·em·pha·sized, un·der·em·pha·siz·ing, un·der·em·pha·siz·es
To fail to give enough emphasis to.

un′der·em′pha·sis (-sĭs) n.

underemphasize

(ˌʌndərˈɛmfəˌsaɪz) or

underemphasise

vb (tr)
to emphasize insufficiently

un•der•em•pha•size

(ˌʌn dərˈɛm fəˌsaɪz)

v.t. -sized, -siz•ing.
to give less than sufficient emphasis to; minimize.
[1965–70]

underemphasize


Past participle: underemphasized
Gerund: underemphasizing

Imperative
underemphasize
underemphasize
Present
I underemphasize
you underemphasize
he/she/it underemphasizes
we underemphasize
you underemphasize
they underemphasize
Preterite
I underemphasized
you underemphasized
he/she/it underemphasized
we underemphasized
you underemphasized
they underemphasized
Present Continuous
I am underemphasizing
you are underemphasizing
he/she/it is underemphasizing
we are underemphasizing
you are underemphasizing
they are underemphasizing
Present Perfect
I have underemphasized
you have underemphasized
he/she/it has underemphasized
we have underemphasized
you have underemphasized
they have underemphasized
Past Continuous
I was underemphasizing
you were underemphasizing
he/she/it was underemphasizing
we were underemphasizing
you were underemphasizing
they were underemphasizing
Past Perfect
I had underemphasized
you had underemphasized
he/she/it had underemphasized
we had underemphasized
you had underemphasized
they had underemphasized
Future
I will underemphasize
you will underemphasize
he/she/it will underemphasize
we will underemphasize
you will underemphasize
they will underemphasize
Future Perfect
I will have underemphasized
you will have underemphasized
he/she/it will have underemphasized
we will have underemphasized
you will have underemphasized
they will have underemphasized
Future Continuous
I will be underemphasizing
you will be underemphasizing
he/she/it will be underemphasizing
we will be underemphasizing
you will be underemphasizing
they will be underemphasizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been underemphasizing
you have been underemphasizing
he/she/it has been underemphasizing
we have been underemphasizing
you have been underemphasizing
they have been underemphasizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been underemphasizing
you will have been underemphasizing
he/she/it will have been underemphasizing
we will have been underemphasizing
you will have been underemphasizing
they will have been underemphasizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been underemphasizing
you had been underemphasizing
he/she/it had been underemphasizing
we had been underemphasizing
you had been underemphasizing
they had been underemphasizing
Conditional
I would underemphasize
you would underemphasize
he/she/it would underemphasize
we would underemphasize
you would underemphasize
they would underemphasize
Past Conditional
I would have underemphasized
you would have underemphasized
he/she/it would have underemphasized
we would have underemphasized
you would have underemphasized
they would have underemphasized
Translations

underemphasize

[ˌʌndərˈemfəsaɪz] VTsubenfatizar
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