Definitions for minimizeˈmɪn əˌmaɪz

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  1. minimize, minimise(verb)

    make small or insignificant

    "Let's minimize the risk"

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

    represent as less significant or important

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

    cause to seem less serious; play down

    "Don't belittle his influence"

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  1. minimize(v. t.)

    To represent, to oneself or others, as of no importance or minimal importance or effect; to belittle or disarage.

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  1. minimize(Verb)

    To make (something) as small or as insignificant as possible.

  2. minimize(Verb)

    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.

  3. Origin: From Latin

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Minimize(verb)

    to reduce to the smallest part or proportion possible; to reduce to a minimum

Dictionary of Military and Associated TermsRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. minimize

    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.


Translations for minimize

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  • minimalizovatCzech
  • minimierenGerman
  • minimizarSpanish
  • ahendama, minimaliseerimaEstonian
  • vähätellä, minimoidaFinnish
  • réduire, minimiserFrench
  • íosmhéadaigh, íoslaghdaighIrish
  • minimizzareItalian
  • 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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