verb (used with object), min·i·mized, min·i·miz·ing.
Examples from the Web for minimize
We coo over how cute our cat is and minimize the drudgery of cleaning the litter box.
“To minimize sprawl” has become a bedrock catchphrase of the core political ideology.
When used outside of major urban areas, they minimize the risk of civilian casualties and requirements for granular intelligence.
Now, one company is trying to minimize the potential danger of these (often necessary and life-saving) machines.
“We wanted to minimize the risks,” says the senior State Department official.U.S. Diplomats and Marines Close Embassy and Flee Libya Fighting|Jamie Dettmer|July 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The prevailing idea was to give an operator a good big job to minimize that item of expense.The Knack of Managing|Lewis K. Urquhart and Herbert Watson
A good yardmaster knows instinctively where to be at a certain time to minimize the delay incident to engines bunching.Letters from an Old Railway Official|Charles DeLano Hine
Opening the window, he climbed out and crossed the cobbled courtyard, trying to minimize his limp.When the Owl Cries|Paul Bartlett
A card index to the vertical file might be made to minimize the difficulties of the classed arrangement.
By this means I minimize the chance of a weak or too strong shot.Automatic Pistol Shooting|Walter Winans