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English definition of “belittle”

belittle

verb [T]     /bɪˈlɪt.l̩/ US  /-ˈlɪt̬-/
to make a person or an action seem as if it or they are not important: Though she had spent hours fixing the computer, he belittled her efforts. Stop belittling yourself - your work is highly valued.Insults and abuseTreating people or animals badly
(Definition of belittle verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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