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min·i·fy

 (mĭn′ə-fī′)
tr.v. min·i·fied, min·i·fy·ing, min·i·fies
To make smaller or less significant; reduce.

minify

(ˈmɪnɪˌfaɪ)
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]
minification n

minify


Past participle: minified
Gerund: minifying

Imperative
minify
minify
Present
I minify
you minify
he/she/it minifies
we minify
you minify
they minify
Preterite
I minified
you minified
he/she/it minified
we minified
you minified
they minified
Present Continuous
I am minifying
you are minifying
he/she/it is minifying
we are minifying
you are minifying
they are minifying
Present Perfect
I have minified
you have minified
he/she/it has minified
we have minified
you have minified
they have minified
Past Continuous
I was minifying
you were minifying
he/she/it was minifying
we were minifying
you were minifying
they were minifying
Past Perfect
I had minified
you had minified
he/she/it had minified
we had minified
you had minified
they had minified
Future
I will minify
you will minify
he/she/it will minify
we will minify
you will minify
they will minify
Future Perfect
I will have minified
you will have minified
he/she/it will have minified
we will have minified
you will have minified
they will have minified
Future Continuous
I will be minifying
you will be minifying
he/she/it will be minifying
we will be minifying
you will be minifying
they will be minifying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been minifying
you have been minifying
he/she/it has been minifying
we have been minifying
you have been minifying
they have been minifying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been minifying
you will have been minifying
he/she/it will have been minifying
we will have been minifying
you will have been minifying
they will have been minifying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been minifying
you had been minifying
he/she/it had been minifying
we had been minifying
you had been minifying
they had been minifying
Conditional
I would minify
you would minify
he/she/it would minify
we would minify
you would minify
they would minify
Past Conditional
I would have minified
you would have minified
he/she/it would have minified
we would have minified
you would have minified
they would have minified
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.minify - make smallerminify - 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"
pare, pare down - decrease gradually or bit by bit
circumscribe, confine, limit - restrict or confine, "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day"
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"
abate, slake, slack - make less active or intense
lour, lower, turn down - make lower or quieter; "turn down the volume of a radio"
de-escalate, step down, weaken - reduce the level or intensity or size or scope of; "de-escalate a crisis"
minimize, minimise - make small or insignificant; "Let's minimize the risk"
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"
diminish, belittle - lessen the authority, dignity, or reputation of; "don't belittle your colleagues"
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