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tr.v. min·i·fied, min·i·fy·ing, min·i·fies
To make smaller or less significant; reduce.
vb, -fies, -fying or -fied
(tr) rare to minimize or lessen the size or importance of (something)
[C17: from Latin minus less; for form, compare magnify]
Past participle: minified
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|Verb||1.||minify - make smaller; "He decreased his staff"|
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
suppress - reduce the incidence or severity of or stop; "suppress a yawn"; "this drug can suppress the hemorrhage"
mitigate - make less severe or harsh; "mitigating circumstances"
boil down, concentrate, reduce - cook until very little liquid is left; "The cook reduced the sauce by boiling it for a long time"
shrink, reduce - reduce in size; reduce physically; "Hot water will shrink the sweater"; "Can you shrink this image?"
abbreviate, abridge, foreshorten, shorten, contract, reduce, cut - reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The manuscript must be shortened"
de-escalate, step down, weaken - reduce the level or intensity or size or scope of; "de-escalate a crisis"
cut down, reduce, trim back, trim down, cut, cut back, trim, bring down - cut down on; make a reduction in; "reduce your daily fat intake"; "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"
cut - have a reducing effect; "This cuts into my earnings"
slack up, slacken, slack, relax - make less active or fast; "He slackened his pace as he got tired"; "Don't relax your efforts now"