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Synonyms for minimize
ˈmɪn əˌmaɪz

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  1. minimize, minimise(verb)

    make small or insignificant

    "Let's minimize the risk"

    Synonyms:
    downplay, derogate, belittle, minimise, understate, denigrate

    Antonyms:
    maximise, maximize

  2. understate, minimize, minimise, downplay(verb)

    represent as less significant or important

    Synonyms:
    belittle, denigrate, play down, understate, minimise, downplay, derogate, background

    Antonyms:
    maximise, maximize

  3. minimize, belittle, denigrate, derogate(verb)

    cause to seem less serious; play down

    "Don't belittle his influence"

    Synonyms:
    calumniate, smear, asperse, diminish, denigrate, besmirch, disparage, slander, pick at, sully, minimise, downplay, smirch, defame, belittle, understate, derogate

    Antonyms:
    maximize, maximise

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How to use minimize in a sentence?

  1. Al Jubeir:

    We will try whatever we can in order to minimize any kind of operations, if push comes to shove and they do not honor the ceasefire, there will be no humanitarian pause.

  2. Johannes Ramaekers:

    The findings suggest that investigative interviewers should minimize the questioning of cannabis-intoxicated eyewitnesses and suspects, and instead wait until the first possible time after sobriety is reached.

  3. Jerome Powell:

    As we feel our way cautiously to this goal, we will move transparently and predictably in order to minimize needless market disruption and risks to our dual-mandate objectives.

  4. Joe Votel:

    What we are always trying to do is to minimize the risk to our force and to accomplishment of the missions, so training and rehearsing for these things is extraordinarily important for us, after we've gone through all the processes of briefing our leadership and gaining the appropriate approvals, then it's about precise execution. And an expectation that our people are going to do what they've been trained to do.

  5. Brené Brown:

    Perfectionism is a self destructive and addictive belief system that fuels this primary thought: If I look perfect, and do everything perfectly, I can avoid or minimize the painful feelings of shame, judgment, and blame.


Translations for minimize

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  • minimalizovatCzech
  • minimierenGerman
  • minimizarSpanish
  • ahendama, minimaliseerimaEstonian
  • vähätellä, minimoidaFinnish
  • réduire, minimiserFrench
  • íosmhéadaigh, íoslaghdaighIrish
  • minimizzareItalian
  • לְצַמְצֵםHebrew
  • 最小化Japanese
  • obscuro, abscondoLatin
  • minimizarPortuguese
  • минимизировать, свернуть, сворачивать, сводить к минимумуRussian
  • minimera, döljaSwedish
  • cüceleştirmek, simge durumuna küçült, küçültmek, küçült, asgarīye indirmek, en aza indirgemek, azaltmakTurkish

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