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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
minimize /'minimaiz/ (minimize) /'minimaiz/
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Concise Dictionary
+make small or insignificant
+represent as less significant or important
+cause to seem less serious; play down

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 reduce, shrink, lessen, diminish, prune, abbreviate, pare (down), cut (down), curtail, abridge, shorten, decrease, minify:
Our stringent safety measures minimize the chance of an accident.
2 belittle, de-emphasize, downplay, play down, make little or light of, disparage, decry, deprecate, depreciate, misprize or misprise, devalue, devaluate, undervalue, underrate, underestimate, US talk down:
Being modest, she minimizes her role in the organization.
Advanced English Dictionary
(BrE also minimise) verb [VN]
1 to reduce sth, especially sth bad, to the lowest possible level: Good hygiene helps to minimize the risk of infection. + Costs were minimized by using plastic instead of leather.
2 to try to make sth seem less important than it really is
Synonym: PLAY DOWN
He always tried to minimize his own faults, while exaggerating those of others.
3 to make sth small, especially on a computer screen: Minimize any windows you have open.

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