- Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
|part of speech:
||minimized, minimizes, minimizing
||to make as small as possible in amount, degree, or size.
The filters minimize the negative effects of the sun.By setting up a quarantine, the doctors hoped to minimize the risk of the disease spreading.
- exaggerate, magnify, maximize
||to undervalue the importance or worth of.
They minimized the need for insurance.Why do you always minimize my concerns?
- similar words:
- talk down
||belittle, disregard, gloss, lessen, overshadow, relax
||minimization (n.), minimizer (n.)