belittle through talk
speak in a condescending manner, as if to a child;
"He talks down to her"
direct and control (the flight of an airplane during landing) via radio;
"the control tower talked down the plane whose pilot fell ill"
- The lawyer talked the prosecutor down.
- His argument has been completely torn down.
- You shouldn't talk down your own achievements.
- I am not the sort person to be put down.