Definitions for minimizeˈmɪn əˌmaɪz
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word minimize
make small or insignificant
"Let's minimize the risk"
understate, minimize, minimise, downplay(verb)
represent as less significant or important
minimize, belittle, denigrate, derogate(verb)
cause to seem less serious; play down
"Don't belittle his influence"
To represent, to oneself or others, as of no importance or minimal importance or effect; to belittle or disarage.
To make (something) as small or as insignificant as possible.
To remove (a window) from the main display area, collapsing it to an icon or caption.
I didn't close anything, but I minimized all the windows so I could see the desktop.
Origin: From Latin
to reduce to the smallest part or proportion possible; to reduce to a minimum
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
A condition wherein normal message and telephone traffic is drastically reduced in order that messages connected with an actual or simulated emergency shall not be delayed.
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We try to minimize the manpower.
Having some kind of response plan will minimize avoidable delays.
We need to try to minimize Chapter 11 time and expense as much as possible.
The industry has shown a willingness to address and minimize these sorts of issues.
I wasn't efficient today, i have to learn to get early contact to minimize pitches.
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Translations for minimize
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- ahendama, minimaliseerimaEstonian
- vähätellä, minimoidaFinnish
- réduire, minimiserFrench
- íosmhéadaigh, íoslaghdaighIrish
- obscuro, abscondoLatin
- минимизировать, свернуть, сворачивать, сводить к минимумуRussian
- minimera, döljaSwedish
- cüceleştirmek, simge durumuna küçült, küçültmek, küçült, asgarīye indirmek, en aza indirgemek, azaltmakTurkish
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