Adjective "Minimizing" definition and examples

(Minimizing may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈmɪnɪmʌɪz/

Definitions and examples

verb

Reduce (something, especially something undesirable) to the smallest possible amount or degree.
  1. 'Immunity from accident cannot be guaranteed, but it is possible to minimise the risk.'
  2. 'This step-by-step approach enables an organization to leverage specific third party expertise, minimising both cost and risk.'
  3. 'Go over as much of the cut-in area as possible to minimize any visible changes in texture.'
  4. 'I have been icing them, keeping my foot elevated, and minimizing the amount of walking I do.'
  5. 'The school is concentrating on reducing and minimising the amount of litter produced, while encouraging recycling and composting.'
  6. 'The reduced complement minimises training costs and increase combat efficiency by making more space, while a larger payload enhances the ship's autonomy.'
  7. 'In addition, trappers check their trap lines on a daily basis, minimizing the amount of time the animal waits.'
  8. 'By moving out of these gradually, it may be possible to balance losses against gains and minimise the amount of tax paid.'
  9. 'All of these steps are important in reducing and minimizing the cost that the United States has to pay for what it did.'
  10. 'One variant of the scheme would see the card combined with the new-style photographic driving licence, thus minimising the amount of plastic needing to be carried in the typical wallet.'
  11. 'they may minimize, or even overlook, the importance of such beliefs'
  12. 'In ignorance, they seek to belittle it and minimise its importance to the individual.'
  13. 'He offends progressives by minimizing the importance of venerable social villains such as poverty.'
  14. 'She works hard to make people like her and tries to minimize the importance of grades.'
  15. 'The earth's importance should not be minimized even when contemplating the heavens.'
  16. 'Because evangelization was the ultimate goal, Scales minimizes the importance of the social work conducted at the center.'
  17. 'However, their value is minimized if the attackers can obtain the appropriate keys by other means.'
  18. 'In the case of an individual colleague it is important to encourage a description of what happened, and to begin by accepting this assessment and not minimising the importance of the mistake.'
  19. 'That manifests itself in a cosy collectivism that seeks to minimise the importance of any problem.'
  20. 'First, the television news programs downplayed and minimized it.'
  21. 'He gets the job just because he is your nephew, which makes him harder to fire and minimizes the true importance of IT in your organization.'

More definitions

1. to reduce to the smallest possible amount or degree.

2. to represent at the lowest possible amount, value, importance, influence, etc., especially in a disparaging way; belittle.

More examples(as adjective)

"treatments can be minimizing."

"taxes can be minimizing."

"risks can be minimizing."

"disruptions can be minimizing."

"burdens can be minimizing."

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Origin

(minimize)