Definition of minimize in English:

minimize

Line breaks: min|im¦ize
Pronunciation: /ˈmɪnɪmʌɪz
 
/
(also minimise)

verb

[with object]

Derivatives

minimization

Pronunciation: /-ˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
More example sentences
  • If this were a book uniquely on the spiritual disciplines, this would be an understandable minimization.
  • For complex reasons, I think there's been a lack of understanding or almost a minimisation of the depth of feeling that children can experience.
  • The booklet is a response to the ongoing denial and minimization that many well-intentioned white people display when they are challenged about racism.

minimizer

noun
More example sentences
  • Part of the problem with boys' unwillingness to share domestic responsibilities - four in 10 are ‘open minimisers’ who bluntly voice their desire to avoid housework and leave it to their partners - may be due to their martyr-like mothers.
  • Sparky Anderson, a Hall of Famer, is one of the leading minimizers of a manager's importance, without any apparent disingenuousness.
  • Still, even minimizers can't resist a good tag sale - 31 percent admit to buying someone else's junk in the past year.

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