verb (used with object), min·i·mized, min·i·miz·ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM minimizemin·i·mi·za·tion, nounmin·i·miz·er, nounun·min·i·mized, adjectiveun·min·i·miz·ing, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for minimize
There is a concerted effort to minimise 'fuss' on the part of the queen surrounding her hospitalisation.
An attempt to minimise misconceptions is made by suggesting alternative renderings in the Index.The Oldest Code of Laws in the World|Hammurabi, King of Babylon
He tries to minimise the evidence, remarking that Isocrates promises the very same rewards to all who live justly and righteously.Myth, Ritual, and Religion, Vol. 1|Andrew Lang
Now, Tennyson seems to have done everything in his power to minimise the repulsiveness of the character.The English Stage|Augustin Filon
It would be as great a mistake to minimise the fighting military strength of the Taepings as it would be to exaggerate it.The Life of Gordon, Volume I|Demetrius Charles Boulger
His leading principle may be described in one word as 'responsibility,' or expressed in his leading rule, 'Minimise Confidence.'The English Utilitarians, Volume I.|Leslie Stephen