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trivialize

triv·i·al·ize

trivialize

pronunciation:
trI vi laIz
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: trivialized, trivializes, trivializing
definition: to regard or treat as unimportant; reduce to mere triviality.
He attempts to trivialize serious questions of social justice.
similar words:
belittle
derivation: trivialization (n.)