Word:

minimize

min´i`mize   Pronunciation: mĭn´ĭ`mīz
v. t.1.To reduce to the smallest part or proportion possible; to reduce to a minimum.
[imp. & p. p. minimized (mĭn"ĭ*mīzd); p. pr. & vb. n. minimizing (mĭn"ĭ*mī*zĭng).]
2.To represent, to oneself or others, as of no importance or minimal importance or effect; to belittle or disarage.
Verb1.minimize - make small or insignificant; "Let's minimize the risk"
Synonyms: minimise
Antonyms:
maximize, maximise - make as big or large as possible; "Maximize your profits!"
2.minimize - represent as less significant or important
3.minimize - belittle; "Don't belittle his influence"
abbreviate, abridge, bedwarf, bring down, bring into discredit, bring low, cry down, cut down, de-emphasize, debase, decry, degrade, deprecate, depreciate, derogate, derogate from, detract from, devaluate, devalue, disapprove of, discount, discredit, disgrace, disparage, dispraise, downplay, dwarf, hold in contempt, knock, make light of, make little of, make nothing of, minify, misestimate, misprize, play down, prune, put down, reflect discredit upon, run down, sell short, set at naught, set little by, shrink, shrug off, slight, speak ill of, submit to indignity, talk down, think little of, think nothing of, underestimate, underplay, underprize, underrate, underreckon, undervalue
Translate minimize to Spanish, Translate minimize to German, Translate minimize to French
Browse
Minima paena corporalis est major qualibet pecuniaria
Minimal
minimal art
minimal automaton
minimal brain damage
minimal brain dysfunction
minimalism
minimalist
minimally
minimally invasive coronary bypass surgery
minimax
Minime mutanda sunt quae certam habuerent interpretationem
Miniment
minimisation
minimise
Minimization
-- minimize --
minimized
Minimum
minimum seek time
Minimum thermometer
minimum wage
Minimus
Mining
mining bee
mining company
mining engineer
Mining engineering
mining geology
Minion
Minionette
Minioning
Minionize
Definitions Index: # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

About this site and copyright information - Online Dictionary Home - Privacy Policy