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Minimize

Minimize Meaning & Definition
Minimize Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Minimize?

[v] make small or insignificant; "Let's minimize the risk"
[v] represent as less significant or important
[v] belittle; "Don't belittle his influence"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Minimize: belittle | denigrate | derogate | downplay | minimise | minimise | understate

Related Terms | Find terms related to Minimize: abbreviate | abridge | bedwarf | belittle | bring down | bring into discredit | bring low | cry down | curtail | cut down | debase | decrease | decry | de-emphasize | degrade | deprecate | depreciate | derogate | derogate from | detract from | devaluate | devalue | diminish | disapprove of | discount | discredit | disgrace | disparage | dispraise | downplay | dwarf | hold in contempt | knock | lessen | make light of | make little of | make nothing of | minify | misestimate | misprize | play down | prune | put down | reduce | reflect discredit upon | run down | sell short | set at naught | set little by | shorten | shrink | shrug off | slight | speak ill of | submit to indignity | talk down | think little of | think nothing of | underestimate | underplay | underprize | underrate | underreckon | undervalue

See Also | decrease | disparage | inform | lessen | minify | pick at | talk down | trivialise | trivialize

Minimize In Webster's Dictionary

\Min"i*mize\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Minimized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Minimizimg}.] To reduce to the smallest part or proportion possible; to reduce to a minimum. --Bentham.

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