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Meaning of MINIMIZE

Pronunciation:  'minu`mIz

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

MINIMIZE is a 8 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: belittle, denigrate, derogate, downplay, minimise, minimise, understate
 Antonyms: amplify, exaggerate, hyerbolise, hyperbolize, magnify, maximise, maximize, overdraw, overstate
 See Also: decrease, disparage, inform, lessen, minify, pick at, talk down, trivialise, trivialize



Webster's 1913 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.

Thesaurus Terms
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