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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.
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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
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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.
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minimize

- Means to reduce to an absolute minimum—not to play down or soften.
See also related terms for reduce.
Farlex Trivia Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.

minimize


Past participle: minimized
Gerund: minimizing

Imperative
minimize
minimize
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
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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
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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
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minimize

verb
To think, represent, or speak of as small or unimportant:
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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
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minimize

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

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

[ˈmɪnɪˌmaɪz] vtminimizzare
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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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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
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minimize

v. aliviar, atenuar, mitigar; reducir al mínimo;
This pill is to ___ the painEsta pastilla es para ___ el dolor.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

minimize

vt minimizar
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