verb (used with object), triv·i·al·ized, triv·i·al·iz·ing.

to make trivial; cause to appear unimportant, trifling, etc.

Also especially British, triv·i·al·ise.

Origin of trivialize

First recorded in 1840–50; trivial + -ize
Related formstriv·i·al·i·za·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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(tr) to cause to seem trivial or more trivial; minimizehe trivialized his injuries
Derived Formstrivialization or trivialisation, noun
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Word Origin and History for trivialize

1846, from trivial + -ize. Related: Trivialized; trivializing.

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