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English verb: tone down

1. tone down (perception) deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping


Synonymsdamp, dampen, dull, muffle, mute


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)soften

2. tone down (communication) make less strong or intense; soften


SamplesTone down that aggressive letter.
The author finally tamed some of his potentially offensive statements.


Synonymsmoderate, tame


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify









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