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triv·i·al·ize

 (trĭv′ē-ə-līz′)
tr.v. triv·i·al·ized, triv·i·al·iz·ing, triv·i·al·iz·es
To make or cause to appear trivial: tried to trivialize their criticisms.

triv′i·al·i·za′tion (-ə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.

trivialize

(ˈtrɪvɪəˌlaɪz) or

trivialise

vb
(tr) to cause to seem trivial or more trivial; minimize: he trivialized his injuries.
ˌtrivialiˈzation, ˌtrivialiˈsation n

triv•i•al•ize

(ˈtrɪv i əˌlaɪz)

v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
to cause to appear unimportant, insignificant, etc.
[1840–50]
triv`i•al•i•za′tion, n.

trivialize


Past participle: trivialized
Gerund: trivializing

Imperative
trivialize
trivialize
Present
I trivialize
you trivialize
he/she/it trivializes
we trivialize
you trivialize
they trivialize
Preterite
I trivialized
you trivialized
he/she/it trivialized
we trivialized
you trivialized
they trivialized
Present Continuous
I am trivializing
you are trivializing
he/she/it is trivializing
we are trivializing
you are trivializing
they are trivializing
Present Perfect
I have trivialized
you have trivialized
he/she/it has trivialized
we have trivialized
you have trivialized
they have trivialized
Past Continuous
I was trivializing
you were trivializing
he/she/it was trivializing
we were trivializing
you were trivializing
they were trivializing
Past Perfect
I had trivialized
you had trivialized
he/she/it had trivialized
we had trivialized
you had trivialized
they had trivialized
Future
I will trivialize
you will trivialize
he/she/it will trivialize
we will trivialize
you will trivialize
they will trivialize
Future Perfect
I will have trivialized
you will have trivialized
he/she/it will have trivialized
we will have trivialized
you will have trivialized
they will have trivialized
Future Continuous
I will be trivializing
you will be trivializing
he/she/it will be trivializing
we will be trivializing
you will be trivializing
they will be trivializing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been trivializing
you have been trivializing
he/she/it has been trivializing
we have been trivializing
you have been trivializing
they have been trivializing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been trivializing
you will have been trivializing
he/she/it will have been trivializing
we will have been trivializing
you will have been trivializing
they will have been trivializing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been trivializing
you had been trivializing
he/she/it had been trivializing
we had been trivializing
you had been trivializing
they had been trivializing
Conditional
I would trivialize
you would trivialize
he/she/it would trivialize
we would trivialize
you would trivialize
they would trivialize
Past Conditional
I would have trivialized
you would have trivialized
he/she/it would have trivialized
we would have trivialized
you would have trivialized
they would have trivialized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.trivialize - make trivial or insignificanttrivialize - make trivial or insignificant; "Don't trivialize the seriousness of the issue!"
downplay, minimise, understate, minimize - represent as less significant or important

trivialize

verb undervalue, underestimate, play down, minimize, scoff at, belittle, laugh off, make light of, underplay They continue to trivialize the world's environmental problems.
Translations

trivialize

[ˈtrɪvɪəlaɪz] VTminimizar, trivializar

trivialize

[ˈtrɪviəlaɪz] trivialise (British) vtbanaliser

trivialize

vttrivialisieren

trivialize

[ˈtrɪvɪəˌlaɪz] vtsminuire
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