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min·i·mize

minimize

 
 
pronunciation:
mI n maIz
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part of speech: verb
inflections: minimizes, minimizing, minimized
definition 1: to make as small as possible.
He wore a shirt to minimize the chance of getting a sunburn.
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antonyms:
exaggerate
definition 2: to make seem less important or less valuable.
The senator minimized the need for better housing downtown.
antonyms:
exaggerate
derivations: minimization (n.), minimizer (n.)
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