Meaning of minimize

min•i•mize

Pronunciation: (min'u-mīz"), [key]
— -mized, -miz•ing.
  1. to reduce to the smallest possible amount or degree.
  2. to represent at the lowest possible amount, value, importance, influence, etc., esp. in a disparaging way; belittle.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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