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
We use a seven-day average to minimize the effects of day-to-day discrepancies in states’ reporting.Every piece of data shows the COVID-19 pandemic is getting worse|Andrew Witherspoon|October 22, 2020|Axios
There are also going to be problems for insurance companies and for other firms onto which many corporate employers have offloaded their pension obligations in order to clean up their balance sheets and minimize their future financial risks.The Fed Saved the Economy but Is Threatening Trillions of Dollars Worth of Middle-Class Retirement|by Allan Sloan|October 21, 2020|ProPublica
You can minimize a ground current’s damage by minimizing your contact with the earth.
In the aftermath, an investigation by HHS lawyers pointed to Lindstrom’s lab as a likely source of contamination and praised the core facility for following “extreme precautionary measures” that minimized risk.
Of all the engineering controls, ventilation is probably the most effective tool to minimize infection spread.When COVID-19 Superspreaders Are Talking, Where You Sit In The Room Matters|LGBTQ-Editor|October 11, 2020|No Straight News
Those 4.1 days of vacation often include a weekend, minimizing the risk of finding somebody else in your seat when you return.Obama’s Extravagant Summer Break? More Like, America’s Vacation-Deficit Disorder|Clive Irving|August 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Speaking of the TSA leads directly into a final way of minimizing the excesses and wastefulness of a national surveillance state.Four Principles for a Libertarian National Security State|Nick Gillespie|September 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But, the essay is also myopic—once again exaggerating Jewish guilt and minimizing Palestinian blame and responsibility.What Beinart Overlooks in His 'American Jewish Cocoon' Article|Gil Troy|September 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But then people started defending--or minimizing to the point of untruth--the clearly indefensible.
I'm not minimizing the problem of prescription drug abuse, mind you; I've known a few people who've had a hard time with it.
While not minimizing its value, it is everywhere maintained in Germany that it acts as a bulwark against progress.Germany and the Germans|Price Collier
The only medicine in the pharmacopœia of those times that was believed to be useful in minimizing danger to life was human blood.The Evolution of the Dragon|G. Elliot Smith
We should not delude ourselves into minimizing the dangerous possibilities of the present situation.The New World of Islam|Lothrop Stoddard
Both stood for toleration and for the minimizing of the differences between the sects.Theodicy|G. W. Leibniz
This was Luthers reasoning; he wished to make some allowances for enlightenment; he hoped to preserve the faith by minimizing it.The Non-religion of the Future: A Sociological Study|Jean-Marie Guyau