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.
There is only too much to see, too much to do, and his process is the one that comes nearest to minimizing the quantity.Picture and Text|Henry James
The methods adopted for minimizing or disguising the importance of women in the Iliad and Odyssey are very amusing.Ephemera Critica|John Churton Collins
The full possibilities of this method of minimizing the effects of storm water are rarely fully utilized in road construction.American Rural Highways|T. R. Agg
True, there could be no minimizing of the event either in the matter of casualties or damage done.Six days of the Irish Republic|Louis Redmond-Howard
I do not say more painful, because medical science has found ways of minimizing the pains of childbirth.