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min·i·mize

 (mĭn′ə-mīz′)
tr.v. min·i·mized, min·i·miz·ing, min·i·miz·es
1. To reduce to the smallest possible amount, extent, size, or degree.
2. To represent as having the least degree of importance, value, or size: minimized the magnitude of the crisis.

[From minimum.]

min′i·mi·za′tion (-mĭ-zā′shən) n.
min′i·miz′er n.

minimize

(ˈmɪnɪˌmaɪz) or

minimise

vb (tr)
1. to reduce to or estimate at the least possible degree or amount: to minimize a risk.
2. to rank or treat at less than the true worth; belittle: to minimize someone's achievements.
ˌminimiˈzation, ˌminimiˈsation n
ˈminiˌmizer, ˈminiˌmiser n

min•i•mize

(ˈmɪn əˌmaɪz)

v.t. -mized, -miz•ing.
1. to reduce to the smallest possible amount or degree.
2. to represent at the lowest possible value or importance, esp. in a disparaging way; belittle.
[1795–1805]
min`i•mi•za′tion, n.
min′i•miz`er, n.

minimize

- Means to reduce to an absolute minimum—not to play down or soften.
See also related terms for reduce.

minimize

A condition wherein normal message and telephone traffic is drastically reduced in order that messages connected with an actual or simulated emergency shall not be delayed.

minimize


Past participle: minimized
Gerund: minimizing

Imperative
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Present
I minimize
you minimize
he/she/it minimizes
we minimize
you minimize
they minimize
Preterite
I minimized
you minimized
he/she/it minimized
we minimized
you minimized
they minimized
Present Continuous
I am minimizing
you are minimizing
he/she/it is minimizing
we are minimizing
you are minimizing
they are minimizing
Present Perfect
I have minimized
you have minimized
he/she/it has minimized
we have minimized
you have minimized
they have minimized
Past Continuous
I was minimizing
you were minimizing
he/she/it was minimizing
we were minimizing
you were minimizing
they were minimizing
Past Perfect
I had minimized
you had minimized
he/she/it had minimized
we had minimized
you had minimized
they had minimized
Future
I will minimize
you will minimize
he/she/it will minimize
we will minimize
you will minimize
they will minimize
Future Perfect
I will have minimized
you will have minimized
he/she/it will have minimized
we will have minimized
you will have minimized
they will have minimized
Future Continuous
I will be minimizing
you will be minimizing
he/she/it will be minimizing
we will be minimizing
you will be minimizing
they will be minimizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been minimizing
you have been minimizing
he/she/it has been minimizing
we have been minimizing
you have been minimizing
they have been minimizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been minimizing
you will have been minimizing
he/she/it will have been minimizing
we will have been minimizing
you will have been minimizing
they will have been minimizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been minimizing
you had been minimizing
he/she/it had been minimizing
we had been minimizing
you had been minimizing
they had been minimizing
Conditional
I would minimize
you would minimize
he/she/it would minimize
we would minimize
you would minimize
they would minimize
Past Conditional
I would have minimized
you would have minimized
he/she/it would have minimized
we would have minimized
you would have minimized
they would have minimized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.minimize - make small or insignificant; "Let's minimize the risk"
hedge - minimize loss or risk; "diversify your financial portfolio to hedge price risks"; "hedge your bets"
minify, decrease, lessen - make smaller; "He decreased his staff"
maximize, maximise - make as big or large as possible; "Maximize your profits!"
2.minimize - represent as less significant or importantminimize - represent as less significant or important
inform - impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to; "I informed him of his rights"
trivialise, trivialize - make trivial or insignificant; "Don't trivialize the seriousness of the issue!"
3.minimize - cause to seem less serious; play down; "Don't belittle his influence"
disparage, belittle, pick at - express a negative opinion of; "She disparaged her student's efforts"
talk down - belittle through talk

minimize

verb
1. reduce, decrease, shrink, diminish, prune, curtail, attenuate, downsize, miniaturize You can minimize these problems with sensible planning.
reduce increase, extend, expand, heighten, enlarge, magnify, augment
2. play down, discount, underestimate, belittle, disparage, decry, underrate, deprecate, depreciate, make light or little of Some have minimized the importance of these factors.
play down praise, enhance, elevate, exalt, vaunt, boast about

minimize

verb
To think, represent, or speak of as small or unimportant:
Translations
bagatelizovatminimalizovatsnížit na minimum
minimerebagatellisere
ahendama
minimoida
minimizirati
a minimálisra csökkent
gera lítiî úrlágmarka
最小限度にする
최소화하다
znížiť na minimum
minimera
ทำให้เล็กลงที่สุด
giảm thiểu

minimize

[ˈmɪnɪmaɪz] VT
1. (= reduce) → reducir al mínimo, minimizar
2. (= belittle) → menospreciar

minimize

[ˈmɪnɪmaɪz] vt
[+ risk, achievement] → minimiser
(COMPUTING) [+ window] → diminuerminim rest n (MUSIC)demi-pause f

minimize

vt
(= reduce) expenditure, time lost etcauf ein Minimum reduzieren, minimieren (form); (Comput) windowminimieren, verkleinern
(= belittle, underestimate)schlechtmachen, herabsetzen

minimize

[ˈmɪnɪˌmaɪz] vtminimizzare

minimum

(ˈminiməm) adjective
smallest or lowest (possible, obtained, recorded etc). the minimum temperature last night.
nounplurals ˈminimums, ~ˈminima (-mə)
the smallest possible number, quantity etc or the lowest level. Tickets will cost a minimum of $20.
ˈminimal adjective
very small indeed. minimal expense.
ˈminimize, ˈminimise verb
1. to make as little as possible. to minimize the danger.
2. to cause to seem little or unimportant. He minimized the help he had received.

minimize

يُقَلِّلُ minimalizovat minimere minimieren ελαχιστοποιώ minimizar minimoida minimiser minimizirati minimizzare 最小限度にする 최소화하다 minimaliseren minimere pomniejszyć minimizar доводить до минимума minimera ทำให้เล็กลงที่สุด en aza indirgemek giảm thiểu 最小化

minimize

v. aliviar, atenuar, mitigar; reducir al mínimo;
This pill is to ___ the painEsta pastilla es para ___ el dolor.

minimize

vt minimizar
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As we are not, we had better save our energies to minimize the harm we are likely to do before we follow her.
CRITO: I should not have liked myself, Socrates, to be in such great trouble and unrest as you are--indeed I should not: I have been watching with amazement your peaceful slumbers; and for that reason I did not awake you, because I wished to minimize the pain.
Many are the enactments made at different times in the different States of Flatland, in order to minimize this peril; and in the Southern and less temperate climates where the force of gravitation is greater, and human beings more liable to casual and involuntary motions, the Laws concerning Women are naturally much more stringent.
The taking of a modern steamship about the world (though one would not minimize its responsibilities) has not the same quality of intimacy with nature, which, after all, is an indispensable condition to the building up of an art.
In writing to Miss Tita I attempted to minimize these irregularities; but as she gave me no word of answer I could not know what impression I made upon her.
It could not but gall him to be so dependent upon me, and it was for me to minimize the humiliation by scrupulously avoiding the least semblance of an abuse of that power which I now had over him.
At least, we may take counsel how far we can minimize this hideous scandal.
said Pierre, feeling it necessary to minimize his social position as much as possible so as to be nearer to the soldiers and better understood by them.
Of course, they could squirm as they perished, as the socialists squirmed, as the speaker on the platform and the perspiring crowd were squirming even now as they counselled together for some new device with which to minimize the penalties of living and outwit the Cosmos.
But first he oiled the bit to minimize the noise, and this he did invariably before beginning a fresh hole, and often in the middle of one.
He limped slightly, and Saxon divined that he was doing his best to minimize that evidence of hurt.
The design and construction of the Fourth Precinct will minimize many of these effects LEED, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and can serve as a model for future buildings.