verb (used with object), min·i·mized, min·i·miz·ing.
- minimum lending rate,
- minimum thermometer
Origin of minimize
Examples from the Web for minimizing
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