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Synonyms for minimize
ˈmɪn əˌmaɪzmin·i·mize

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  1. minimize, minimiseverb

    make small or insignificant

    "Let's minimize the risk"

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

    Antonyms:
    maximise, maximize

  2. understate, minimize, minimise, downplayverb

    represent as less significant or important

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

    Antonyms:
    maximise, maximize

  3. minimize, belittle, denigrate, derogateverb

    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. Health Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot:

    The Health Department will do everything in our power to minimize the disruption caused by this evolving situation, and we will continue to communicate openly and honestly with New Yorkers.

  2. Sandy Ageloff:

    We have heard initial reservations and disagreement, but have yet to see definitive action from employers on how to ... avoid or minimize the impact of the Supreme Court ruling on their benefits and corporate philosophy.

  3. Barb Dunn:

    My first reaction is fear. Then sadness, i just heard a similar statistic about prom night being a very dangerous time. ... I think we have to take the time to to talk to our children and remind them of the risks and talk about how to minimize them.

  4. Ralph Nader:

    The Republican Party establishment is playing with nitroglycerine when it goes after Donald Trump and tries to minimize him and exclude him, because a jilted Donald Trump as a third-party candidate can blow the presidential race wide open and turn it into a three way race.

  5. Cameron Clayton:

    Every business is affected by weather. But for energy companies and their customers, it can mean the difference between whether they can keep the lights on and heat their homes, the ability to layer weather data with satellite and sensor data gives utility companies powerful new insights to help them improve operations and minimize impact on their customers.


Translations for minimize

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  • minimalizovatCzech
  • minimierenGerman
  • minimizarSpanish
  • minimaliseerima, ahendamaEstonian
  • minimoida, vähätelläFinnish
  • réduire, minimiserFrench
  • íoslaghdaigh, íosmhéadaighIrish
  • minimizzareItalian
  • לְצַמְצֵםHebrew
  • 最小化Japanese
  • abscondo, obscuroLatin
  • minimizarPortuguese
  • свернуть, сводить к минимуму, минимизировать, сворачиватьRussian
  • dölja, minimeraSwedish
  • en aza indirgemek, küçültmek, azaltmak, simge durumuna küçült, cüceleştirmek, asgarīye indirmek, küçültTurkish

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