What does Minimize mean?

Definitions for Minimize
ˈmɪn əˌmaɪzMin·i·mize

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Princeton's WordNet

  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"


  1. minimize(v. t.)

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


  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 Dictionary

  1. Minimize(verb)

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

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  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.

Editors Contribution

  1. minimize

    To change of reduce the size of data to increase storage capacity.

    The optical compression minimized the data to ensure efficient storage capacity and space.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 4, 2017  
  2. minimize

    To click on a computer, internet web page, program or software symbol to move it to another display size or location as per the symbol creation.

    He clicked on the window size icon of the web page to move it from full size to the desktop bar on the laptop.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 19, 2016  
  3. minimize

    To investigate or review a process or outcome to understand the root cause and change it to ensure a different outcome.

    The company needed to minimize the number of faulty products so they had to review all processes to change the outcome and ensure it was not repeated.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 19, 2016  

How to pronounce Minimize?

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    US English

How to say Minimize in sign language?

  1. minimize


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Minimize in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Minimize in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Minimize in a Sentence

  1. Abu Bakr:

    We try to minimize the manpower.

  2. Ian Drennan:

    Having some kind of response plan will minimize avoidable delays.

  3. Gregory Gordon:

    We need to try to minimize Chapter 11 time and expense as much as possible.

  4. Jerry Hourihan:

    Everyone's information is out there, and the task is to minimize your risk.

  5. Rachelle Fisher:

    The industry has shown a willingness to address and minimize these sorts of issues.

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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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