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minimize

Pronunciation: /ˈmɪnəmaɪz; ˈmɪnɪmaɪz/

Translation of minimize in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (reduce) [risk/cost] reducir* (al mínimo), minimizar*
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.2 (play down) minimizar*, quitarle trascendencia or importancia a
    Example sentences
    • 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.

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