Meaning of “water sth down” in the English Dictionary

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water sth down

phrasal verb with water uk /ˈwɔːtər/ us verb

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

The report was watered down by the committee.

The Senate approved a slightly watered-down version of the labour-reform bill.

(Definition of “water sth down” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)