Meaning of “belittle” in the English Dictionary

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"belittle" in British English

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belittleverb [ T ]

uk /bɪˈlɪt.əl/ us /bɪˈlɪt̬.əl/

to make a person or an action seem as if he, she or it is not important:

Though she had spent hours fixing the computer, he belittled her efforts.
Stop belittling yourself - your work is highly valued.

(Definition of “belittle” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"belittle" in American English

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belittleverb [ T ]

us /bɪˈlɪt̬·əl/

to make an action or a person seem unimportant:

You gain nothing by belittling him and creating bad feelings.

(Definition of “belittle” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)