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  Definition of minimize
  1. make small or insignificant; "Let''s minimize the risk"
  2. represent as less significant or important
  3. belittle; "Don''t belittle his influence"
Similar Words: minimise, understate, downplay, belittle, denigrate, derogate

 

Hyponyms: hedge, trivialize, trivialise, talk down

 

Derivational Morphology: minimization, minimisation, minimum, lower limit, understatement, disparagement, depreciation, derogation, denigration, belittling, deprecation

 

 
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