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minimize

 
Verb minimize has 3 senses
  1. minimize, minimise - make small or insignificant; "Let's minimize the risk"
    --1 is one way to decrease, lessen, minify
    Antonyms: maximize, maximise
    Derived forms: noun minimization1, noun minimum1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  2. understate, minimize, minimise, downplay - represent as less significant or important
    --2 is one way to inform
    Derived forms: noun minimization1, noun minimum1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. minimize, belittle, denigrate, derogate - belittle; "Don't belittle his influence"
    --3 is one way to disparage, belittle, pick at
    Derived forms: noun minimization1, noun minimum1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
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