Meaning of “minimize” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb [ T ] also UK -ise us uk /ˈmɪnɪmaɪz/

to make the amount of something that is unpleasant or not wanted as small as possible:

Airport staff are trying to minimize the inconvenience caused to passengers.

to click on the corner of a computer window to reduce it to a small title and hide its contents

(Definition of “minimize” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)