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

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)