verb (used with object), min·i·mized, min·i·miz·ing.
- minimum lending rate,
- minimum thermometer
Origin of minimize
Examples from the Web for minimise
There is a concerted effort to minimise 'fuss' on the part of the queen surrounding her hospitalisation.
It has always been the fashion to minimise Darwin's conclusions, and these have not escaped objection.Darwin and Modern Science|A.C. Seward and Others
This attitude was adopted by the Wrights to minimise wind-pressure.The Aeroplane|Claude Grahame-White and Harry Harper
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
To be the comrades of the foreign workmen they must dress like them, and minimise all personal peculiarities.The Englishman in China During the Victorian Era, Vol. II (of 2)|Alexander Michie
What fatal temptation leads so many commentators to minimise such a prediction as this?Expositor's Bible: The Epistles of St. John|William Alexander