Definition of minimize:
smear, decry, derogate, asperse, play down, minimise, defame, belittle, slander, downplay, depreciate, sully, discount, deprecate, besmirch, understate, smirch, attack, background, slight, show, detract, talk down, denigrate, disparage, calumniate, pick at, run down.
- curtail (part of speech: verb)
lessen (part of speech: verb)
- study at depreciate
- diminish (part of speech: verb)
In spite, therefore, of the fact that the evidence for images, whether generic or particular, is merely introspective, I cannot admit that images should be rejected, or that we should minimize their function in our knowledge of what is remote in time or space.
- "The Main Chance", Meredith Nicholson.
For this he was to write letters which would turn public opinion against this Grain Growers' Grain Company, which was getting so much of the farmers' grain, and minimize the growth of sentiment in favor of government ownership of internal and terminal elevators.- "Deep Furrows", Hopkins Moorhouse.