Definition of Minimize

1. Verb. Make small or insignificant. "Let's minimize the risk"

Exact synonyms: Minimise
Specialized synonyms: Hedge
Generic synonyms: Decrease, Lessen, Minify
Antonyms: Maximise, Maximize
Derivative terms: Minimisation, Minimum, Minimization, Minimum

2. Verb. Represent as less significant or important.
Exact synonyms: Downplay, Minimise, Understate
Generic synonyms: Inform
Specialized synonyms: Trivialise, Trivialize
Derivative terms: Minimisation, Minimum, Minimization, Minimum, Understatement
Antonyms: Overstate

3. Verb. Cause to seem less serious; play down. "Don't belittle his influence"
Exact synonyms: Belittle, Denigrate, Derogate
Generic synonyms: Belittle, Disparage, Pick At
Specialized synonyms: Talk Down
Derivative terms: Denigration, Denigration, Denigrative, Derogation, Derogative, Derogatory, Minimization, Minimum

Definition of Minimize

1. v. t. To reduce to the smallest part or proportion possible; to reduce to a minimum.

Definition of Minimize

1. Verb. (transitive) To make (something) as small or as insignificant as possible. ¹

2. Verb. (computing transitive graphical user interface) To remove (a window) from the main display area, collapsing it to an icon or caption. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Minimize

1. to make as small as possible [v -MIZED, -MIZING, -MIZES]

Medical Definition of Minimize

1. minimize

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Literary usage of Minimize

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1918)
"Annotation—Duty of party to lease to minimize damages due to a breach of contract by other party thereto. • It is not intended to include herein cases ..."

2. A Critical Examination of Socialism by William Hurrell Mallock (1907)
"SPECULATIVE ATTEMPTS TO minimize IT Mr. Sidney Webb, and most modern ... The sociological arguments by which socialists seek to minimize the claims of the ..."

3. Computer Models for Water-Resources Planning and Management: National Study by Ralph A. Wurbs (1997)
"... economic benefits and costs - maximize water supply and/or hydroelectric power revenues - minimize the cost of meeting electric power commitments from a ..."

4. A Treatise on the Law of Telegraph and Telephone Companies by Sidney Walter Jones (1906)
"Injured party—should minimize loss. When a telegraph company has been guilty of negligence in the transmission and delivery of its messages, ..."

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