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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. Safri Burhanuddin:

    The most important thing is how we control this, all mining activities have aspects that are not environmentally friendly. We just have to minimize them.

  2. Ronald Greene York:

    We've seen a pattern in this country, an unfortunate pattern. When law enforcement alone are the only persons with access to critical evidence, like this kind of video, the process is to minimize the conduct, to keep it out of the eyes of the public and to protect the police officers, however, when this video is made public, typically by camera footage or cell phone footage like in the case of George Floyd... that public pressure turns out to be very effective in moving elected officials to hold police officers accountable, so that's what we're looking forward to in this case.

  3. Vanessa Bohns:

    We underestimate how much those that aren't super close to us are willing to do for us. And we minimize the circle of support we potentially have in a situation like that.

  4. Christian Debreuil:

    I hope you can take them out of this sort of isolation syndrome, of blindness they are still in denial, contempt, and minimize issues.

  5. Ken Wong:

    If you think about crisis management there is a specific set of steps you always undertake, the first is you recognize that there is a problem and you own the problem... Second, you want to suggest you are doing everything you can to understand the roots of that problem and the third step is you are taking the appropriate actions to minimize the likelihood that it happens again.


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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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