Definition of De-emphasise
1. Verb. Reduce the emphasis.
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Specialized synonyms: Reduce
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Literary usage of De-emphasise
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Utilisation and Reliability of High Power Proton Accelerators: Workshop by NEA Nuclear Science Committee (2003)
"... self-correcting neutronic feedback) and de-emphasise systems which require large amounts of electricity, rapid automatic response, complex logic, ..."
2. OECD Environmental Performance Reviews by Lorents G. (FRW) Lorentsen, OECD Staff (2004)
"achievement of environmental objectives by enabling municipalities to de-emphasise enforcement as a means of attracting business. ..."
3. The Theatre of Violence: Narratives of Protagonists in the South African by Don Foster, Paul Haupt, Maresa de Beer (2005)
"Dialogue is used here to draw attention to the intergroup, relational character of violence, but also to de-emphasise the naturalistic, mechanical and ..."
4. An Investigation of the Enhanced Relationship Between Participants in by Edna Rooth (2000)
"The facilitator also helps to de-emphasise static or content goals and, thus, encourages a focus on the process, on experiencing the way in which learning ..."
5. Transcending Boundaries: Natural Resource Management from Summit to Sea edited by Rabel J. Burdge (2001)
"... operationalisations and measures of social impact are problematic on a number of counts, and tend to ignore or de- emphasise individual and community ..."
6. Information Engineering: Identification of Influential Technologies, Impact by Uday Phadke, Paul Ormerod, Christopher Coggill, Kaush Kotak (1997)
"The aim is to de-emphasise revenue from connect-time charges, which online services rely on today. Instead, Microsoft is giving content providers ..."