Translation of "minimize" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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minimizeverb [ T ]

UK usually minimise uk /ˈmɪn.ɪ.maɪz/ us /ˈmɪn.ə.maɪz/

C1 to reduce something to the least possible level or amount

We must minimize the risk of infection. 我们必须将感染的风险降到最低。
Environmentalists are doing everything within their power to minimize the impact of the oil spill. 环境保护主义者正竭尽所能把石油外溢造成的影响减少到最低限度。

to make something seem less important or smaller than it really is

She accused politicians of minimizing the suffering of thousands of people. 她指责政府对成千上万人的疾苦轻描淡写。
It's important to focus on your strengths and to minimize your weaknesses. 扬长避短是很重要的。

(Translation of “minimize” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)