HyperDic: minimize

English > 3 senses of the word minimize:
VERBchangeminimize, minimisemake small or insignificant
communicationminimize, understate, minimise, downplayrepresent as less significant or important
communicationminimize, belittle, denigrate, derogatecause to seem less serious
minimize > pronunciation
Soundsmih'nahmay.z
Rhymesactualize ... womanize: 266 rhymes with ayz...
English > minimize: 3 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningmake small or insignificant.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"Let's minimize the risk"
Synonymminimise
Narrowerhedgeminimize loss or risk
Broaderdecrease, lessen, minifymake smaller
Oppositemaximize, maximisemake as big or large as possible
Spanishminimizar
Catalanminimitzar
Nounsminimizationthe act of reducing something to the least possible amount or degree or position
minimumthe smallest possible quantity
English > minimize: 3 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningrepresent as less significant or important.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsunderstate, minimise, 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
Nounsminimizationthe act of reducing something to the least possible amount or degree or position
minimumthe smallest possible quantity
English > minimize: 3 senses > verb 3, communication
MeaningCause to seem less serious; play down.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsbelittle, denigrate, derogate
Narrowertalk downbelittle through talk
Broaderdisparage, belittle, pick atExpress a negative opinion of
Spanishdenigrar, minimizar
Catalandenigrar, derogar, minimitzar
Nounsminimizationthe act of reducing something to the least possible amount or degree or position
minimumthe smallest possible quantity

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