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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.


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

Broader (hypernym)decrease, lessen, minify

Narrower (hyponym)hedge

Antonymsmaximize, maximise

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