Translation of "water sth down" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

water sth down

(IDEA) 觀點 phrasal verb with water /ˈwɔː.tər/ US  /ˈwɑː.t̬ɚ/ verb

to intentionally make an idea or opinion less extreme or forceful, usually so that other people will accept it

使(觀點等)弱化;使緩和
The party has watered down its socialist ideals in order to appeal to the centre ground. 為了吸引中間力量,該黨已經淡化了其社會主義理想。
watered down uk us adjective [ before noun ]

They have returned with a watered down and more acceptable version of the proposal. 他們又提了那個建議,這回有所折衷,更容易讓人接受。

(Translation of “water sth down phrasal verb, verb (IDEA)” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)