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belittle

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Verb belittle has 3 senses
  1. minimize, belittle, denigrate, derogate - belittle; "Don't belittle his influence"
    --1 is one way to disparage, belittle, pick at
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  2. disparage, belittle, pick at - express a negative opinion of; "She disparaged her student's efforts"
    --2 is one way to knock, criticize, criticise, pick apart
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  3. diminish, belittle - lessen the authority, dignity, or reputation of; "don't belittle your colleagues"
    --3 is one way to decrease, lessen, minify
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
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