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minimize

[ min-uh-mahyz ]
/ 藞m瑟n 蓹藢ma瑟z /
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verb (used with object), min路i路mized, min路i路miz路ing.
to reduce to the smallest possible amount or degree.
to represent at the lowest possible amount, value, importance, influence, etc., especially in a disparaging way; belittle.
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Also especially British, min路i路mise .

Origin of minimize

First recorded in 1795鈥1805; minim(um) + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM minimize

min路i路mi路za路tion, nounmin路i路miz路er, nounun路min路i路mized, adjectiveun路min路i路miz路ing, adjective
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How to use minimize in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for minimize

minimize

minimise

/ (藞m瑟n瑟藢ma瑟z) /

verb (tr)
to reduce to or estimate at the least possible degree or amountto minimize a risk
to rank or treat at less than the true worth; belittleto minimize someone's achievements

Derived forms of minimize

minimization or minimisation, nounminimizer or minimiser, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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