trivialize

[ triv-ee-uh-lahyz ]
/ ˈtrɪv i əˌlaɪz /

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

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

Nearby words

  1. trivia,
  2. trivial,
  3. trivial name,
  4. trivialism,
  5. triviality,
  6. trivially,
  7. trivium,
  8. triweekly,
  9. trixie,
  10. trm

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

/ (ˈtrɪvɪəˌlaɪz) /

verb

(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

trivialize

v.

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

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