Definición de minimize en inglés:

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minimize

Pronunciación: /ˈmɪnɪmʌɪz/
(also minimise)

verbo

[with object]
1Reduce (something, especially something undesirable) to the smallest possible amount or degree: the aim is to minimize costs
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The school is concentrating on reducing and minimising the amount of litter produced, while encouraging recycling and composting.
  • This does assume somehow that air transport is a scarce resource, and therefore that the total amount carried must be minimised wherever possible.
  • You have put off committing yourself as long as possible, and have minimised the amount of warning that France receives.
Sinónimos
keep down, keep at/to a minimum, reduce, decrease, cut back on, cut down, lessen, curtail, diminish, prune, pare down, shrink
informal slash
1.1Represent or estimate at less than the true value or importance: they may minimize, or even overlook, the importance of such beliefs
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • He gets the job just because he is your nephew, which makes him harder to fire and minimizes the true importance of IT in your organization.
  • In ignorance, they seek to belittle it and minimise its importance to the individual.
  • That manifests itself in a cosy collectivism that seeks to minimise the importance of any problem.
Sinónimos
belittle, make light of, play down, underestimate, underrate, make little of, downplay, underplay, undervalue, detract from, sell short, de-emphasize, understate, discount, soft-pedal, reduce, lessen, brush aside, gloss over, trivialize, decry, disparage, deprecate, depreciate, denigrate
informal pooh-pooh
archaic hold cheap
rare derogate, misprize, minify

Derivados

minimization

Pronunciación: /mɪnɪmʌɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
sustantivo
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • 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

sustantivo
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • 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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Saltos de línea: min|im¦ize

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