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.

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

Origin of trivialize

First recorded in 1840–50; trivial + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM trivialize

triv·i·al·i·za·tion, noun

Words nearby trivialize

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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 forms of trivialize

trivialization or trivialisation, noun
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