HyperDic: minimise

English > 2 senses of the word minimise:
VERBcommunicationminimise, understate, minimize, downplayrepresent as less significant or important
changeminimise, minimizemake small or insignificant
English > minimise: 2 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningrepresent as less significant or important.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsunderstate, minimize, downplay
Entailed bysandbagdownplay one's ability (towards others) in a game / game / game in order to deceive, as in gambling
Narrowertrivialize, trivialisemake trivial or insignificant
BroaderinformImpart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to
Oppositeoverstate, exaggerate, overdraw, hyperbolize, hyperbolise, magnify, amplifyTo enlarge beyond bounds or the truth
Spanishminimizar
Nounsminimisationthe act of reducing something to the least possible amount or degree or position
minimumthe smallest possible quantity
English > minimise: 2 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningmake small or insignificant.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymminimize
Narrowerhedgeminimize loss or risk
Broaderdecrease, lessen, minifymake smaller
Oppositemaximize, maximisemake as big or large as possible
Spanishminimizar
Catalanminimitzar
Nounsminimisationthe act of reducing something to the least possible amount or degree or position
minimumthe smallest possible quantity

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