- to make less.
- to minimize.
Origin of minify
1670–80; < Latin min(us) less + -ify, modeled on magnify
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Examples from the Web for minify
The hackers maintain, however, that the Minify hole has been alive and well.New Gawker Security Breach
December 14, 2010
Then let us truly magnify Him—not minify, as the theologians do.Where the Blue Begins
But by no means do I ever overlook or minify the fact that this is one of the most extraordinary experiences of my life.What Is Man? And Other Stories
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
He desires to magnify, not to minify, the importance of these illustrious men.The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Galatians
G. G. Findlay
Local caste, prejudice, interest, and bias warp us and minify our usefulness.
I here hesitate before a little adventure which I would not make too much of nor yet minify: it seems to me so gentle and winning.Familiar Spanish Travels
W. D. Howells
- (tr) rare to minimize or lessen the size or importance of (something)
C17: from Latin minus less; for form, compare magnify
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