minimize definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • to cut back into the tiniest feasible amount, extent, size, or degree.
    • Usage Problem to cut back. See Usage Note at minimal.
    • To represent as having the least degree of importance, value, or size: minimized the magnitude of the crisis. See Synonyms at decry.
    • to lessen towards smallest component or proportion possible; to reduce to a minimum.
    • To portray, to oneself or others, as of no significance or minimal relevance or effect; to belittle or disarage.
  • verb:
    • which will make (anything) as small or since insignificant that you can.
    • To remove (a window) through the primary show area, collapsing it to an icon or caption.
    • represent as less considerable or important
    • cause to appear less really serious; play-down
    • make tiny or insignificant
  • others:
    • To reduce to a minimum, or even the lowest terms or proportions; make as little or small as you are able to; also, to depreciate; treat slightingly: since, to reduce the probability of war. In addition spelled minimise.

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