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cause to seem less serious

lessen the authority, dignity, or reputation of

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Rather, the effect of joining culture and taxes has been to distort culture's social role, and ultimately to belittle its stature.
Unlike Rose, Bridie, or Grace, Ruth doesn't tell stories to belittle or manipulate.
Your goal is to help your staff write clear and useful memos or reports and, eventually, dispense with your services, not to disparage the writer nor belittle "bad" writing.
Even as a child I was aware of unsavory applications of the tale by adults, who often invoked it, not in order to hail my superior judgment, but to belittle something new and of interest--Andy Warhol, for instance, or Rudi Gernreich.
Wood, who studies the health effects of exercise and diet at Stanford University's Center for Disease Prevention, cautions that the new findings don't belittle the value of vigorous exercise.
I don't want to belittle them as problems, but we are overlooking things that have to be addressed in the long term.
This is not me trying to belittle Celtic's achievement.
The horse was last in the betting, with no money coming for him, and why Mr Charalambous felt he had to try to belittle Nicky in the public eye is beyond me.
I am sorry that they both should be so rude and try to belittle me.
Don't belittle women's input into our nation's wealth.
I am not attempting to belittle or decry the attempts tomake each trade a profession -if I want my lawn mowed I don't want to be referred to a gardening expert and be charged for his/her expertise.
This is for those individuals who made futile attempt to belittle Rajendra K Aneja, passing sarcastic remarks on his letters published in the GDN.
ITALY coach Marcello Lippi will not belittle the threat posed by the United States when the teams meet tonight in Kaiserslautern.
It has to be assumed that such communications to the media are an attempt by certain members of the Conservative group to intimidate, humiliate and belittle our client and to damage her politically.
It is like they have decided to belittle the hard work we have all put in before we have even had a chance to see the result.