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trivialize

[triv-ee-uh-lahyz]
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verb (used with object), triv·i·al·ized, triv·i·al·iz·ing.
  1. to make trivial; cause to appear unimportant, trifling, etc.
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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
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British Dictionary definitions for trivialize

trivialize

trivialise

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

v.

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

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