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Definición de “minimize” en inglés

minimize

verb [T] (UK usually minimise)     /ˈmɪn.ɪ.maɪz/
C1 to reduce something to the least possible level or amount : We must minimize the risk of infection . Environmentalists are doing everything within their power to minimize the impact of the oil spill . → Opposite maximizeBecoming and making smaller or lessBecoming and making less strong to make something seem less important or smaller than it really is: She accused the government of minimizing the suffering of thousands of people . It's important to focus on your strengths and to minimize your weaknesses.Exaggerating and playing downPraising and applauding to make something small on a computer screen : Minimize the window by clicking in the corner . → Compare maximize minimization     /ˌmɪn.ɪ.maɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ US  /-məˈ-/ noun [U] Becoming and making smaller or lessBecoming and making less strong
(Definition of minimize verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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