- to make trivial; cause to appear unimportant, trifling, etc.
Also especially British, triv·i·al·ise.
Origin of trivialize
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Examples from the Web for trivialize
The good news for those who think such movies at once glorify and trivialize gun violence is that R.I.P.D. bombed.Hollywood, Shootings, and ‘2 Guns’: When Is Stylized Violence Obscene?
July 30, 2013
Our intention with our new video was never to offend, hurt or trivialize Native American people, their culture or their history.The Uproar Over No Doubt’s Native American Video Gaffe
November 6, 2012
So to trivialize it, in quotation marks, really does a disservice to our show.Alex Trebek Takes ‘Jeopardy’ to Washington for Two Weeks in the Spring
February 23, 2012
- (tr) to cause to seem trivial or more trivial; minimizehe trivialized his injuries
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Word Origin and History for trivialize
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