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English verb: minimise

1. minimise (communication) represent as less significant or important


Synonymsdownplay, minimize, understate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)inform


Narrower (hyponym)trivialise, trivialize


Antonymsexaggerate, hyperbolise, hyperbolize, overstate, amplify, magnify, overdraw

2. minimise (change) make small or insignificant


SamplesLet's minimize the risk.


Synonymsminimize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)decrease, lessen, minify


Narrower (hyponym)hedge


Antonymsmaximize, maximise









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