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minimize

verb [T]  /ˈmɪn·əˌmɑɪz/ us  
to reduce something to the smallest possible level or amount: We do all that we can to minimize the risk of infection. To minimize something is also to make it seem less important or smaller than it really is: He minimized his involvement in the scandal.
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