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soft-pedal

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  • verbplay down
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Synonyms for soft-pedal

verb play down
  • blue-pencil
  • euphemize
  • mitigate
  • moderate
  • palliate
  • shush
  • subdue
  • hush-hush
  • put on the soft pedal
  • tone down

Antonyms for soft-pedal

  • incite
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

More words related to soft-pedal

alleviate

verb. relieve; lessen
  • allay
  • assuage
  • ease
  • lighten
  • mitigate
  • mollify
  • pacify
  • pour oil on
  • soft-pedal
  • take the bite out
  • take the edge off
  • take the sting out
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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