Translation of "minimize" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

minimize

verb [ T ] (UK usually minimise) uk us /ˈmɪn.ɪ.maɪz/

to reduce something to the least possible level or amount

使降到最低限度;使減到最少
We must minimize the risk of infection. 我們必須將感染的風險降到最低。
Environmentalists are doing everything within their power to minimize the impact of the oil spill. 環保人士正竭盡全力把石油外溢造成的影響減到最少。
→ Opposite maximize

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

對…輕描淡寫,有意淡化
She accused the government of minimizing the suffering of thousands of people. 她指責政府對成千上萬的人所受的疾苦輕描淡寫。
It's important to focus on your strengths and to minimize your weaknesses. 揚長避短是很重要的。
minimization uk us /ˌmɪn.ɪ.maɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ noun [ U ]

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