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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. Fred Wertheimer:

    There has never been anything like this at the presidential level because no President has insisted on owning a commercial enterprise at the same time they have existed as President, everyone in America is financially struggling, and he has this fail-safe method to minimize any struggling by his commercial properties by channeling other people's money to it.

  2. Jenny Harries:

    As we've seen in previous cases, we have well-established and robust infection control procedures for dealing with cases of imported infectious disease and these will be strictly followed to minimize the risk of transmission.

  3. Rami Abdulrahman:

    Syria is in the stage of undeclared partition, the regime is trying to minimize its deployment on many frontlines to focus its forces in limited areas of strategic importance.

  4. Eric Milito:

    A duplicative layer of new federal regulation is unnecessary, and we urge the BLM to work carefully with the states to minimize costs and delays created by the new rules to ensure that public lands can still be a source of job creation and economic growth.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Here are the seven signs of Narcissism, which you can use to identify the Narcissists that may be around you in the society.: (1) Shamelessness: Shame is the feeling that lurks beneath all unhealthy narcissism, and the inability to process shame in healthy ways. (2) Magical thinking: Narcissists view themselves as perfect at all times, using distortion and illusion known as “magical thinking“. They also use projection to dump shame onto others. (3) Arrogance: A narcissist who is feeling deflated may re-inflate by diminishing, debasing, or degrading somebody else. (4) Envy: A narcissist may secure a sense of superiority in the face of another person’s ability by using contempt to minimize the other person. (5) Entitlement: Narcissists hold unreasonable expectations of particularly favorable treatment and automatic compliance because they consider themselves special. Failure to comply is considered an attack on their superiority, and the perpetrator is considered an “awkward” or “difficult” person. Defiance of their will is a narcissistic injury that can trigger narcissistic rage. (6) Exploitation: Can take many forms but always involves the exploitation of others without regard for their feelings or interests. Often the other is in a subservient position where resistance would be difficult or even impossible. Sometimes the subservience is not so much real as assumed. (7) Bad boundaries: Narcissists do not recognize that they have boundaries and that others are separate and are not extensions of themselves. Others either exist to meet their needs or may as well not exist at all. Those who provide narcissistic supply to the narcissist are treated as if they are part of the narcissist and are expected to live up to those expectations. In the mind of a narcissist there is no boundary between self and other.

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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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