Definitions for: 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"

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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

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