minimise
British variant of minimize

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • minimise — (v.) British English spelling of MINIMIZE (Cf. minimize). For suffix, see IZE (Cf. ize). Related: Minimised; minimising …   Etymology dictionary

  • minimise — (Brit.) v. make small, reduce; reduce as much as possible; make less important; play down; (Computers) make a window smaller to the point that only an icon remains in its place (also minimize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • minimise — min|i|mise [ mını,maız ] a British spelling of minimize …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • minimise — UK [ˈmɪnɪmaɪz] / US [ˈmɪnɪˌmaɪz] minimize …   English dictionary

  • minimise — /ˈmɪnəmaɪz / (say minuhmuyz) verb (t) (minimised, minimising) 1. to reduce to the smallest possible amount or degree. 2. to represent at the lowest possible estimate; belittle. Also, minimize. –minimisation /mɪnəmaɪˈzeɪʃən/ (say minuhmuy… …   Australian English dictionary

  • minimise — verb 1. represent as less significant or important • Syn: ↑understate, ↑minimize, ↑downplay • Ant: ↑overstate (for: ↑understate) • Derivationally rela …   Useful english dictionary

  • play down —  Minimise …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • minimised — minimise (Brit.) v. make small, reduce; reduce as much as possible; make less important; play down; (Computers) make a window smaller to the point that only an icon remains in its place (also minimize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • minimises — minimise (Brit.) v. make small, reduce; reduce as much as possible; make less important; play down; (Computers) make a window smaller to the point that only an icon remains in its place (also minimize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • minimising — minimise (Brit.) v. make small, reduce; reduce as much as possible; make less important; play down; (Computers) make a window smaller to the point that only an icon remains in its place (also minimize) …   English contemporary dictionary

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