transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1846 to make trivial ; reduce to triviality • trivialization noun

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  • trivialize — 1846, from TRIVIAL (Cf. trivial) + IZE (Cf. ize). Related: Trivialized; trivializing …   Etymology dictionary

  • trivialize — (Amer.) v. make unimportant, make insignificant, make something worthless (also trivialise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • trivialize — (also trivialise) ► VERB ▪ make (something) seem less important or complex than it really is. DERIVATIVES trivialization noun …   English terms dictionary

  • trivialize — [triv′ē ə līz΄] vt. trivialized, trivializing to regard or treat as trivial; make seem unimportant trivialization n …   English World dictionary

  • trivialize — UK [ˈtrɪvɪəlaɪz] / US [ˈtrɪvɪəˌlaɪz] verb [transitive] Word forms trivialize : present tense I/you/we/they trivialize he/she/it trivializes present participle trivializing past tense trivialized past participle trivialized to make something seem… …   English dictionary

  • trivialize — [[t]trɪ̱viəlaɪz[/t]] trivializes, trivializing, trivialized VERB (disapproval) If you say that someone trivializes something important, you disapprove of them because they make it seem less important, serious, and complex than it is. [V n] It… …   English dictionary

  • trivialize — trivialization, n. /triv ee euh luyz /, v.t., trivialized, trivializing. to make trivial; cause to appear unimportant, trifling, etc. Also, esp. Brit., trivialise. [1840 50; TRIVIAL + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • trivialize — verb To make something appear trivial …   Wiktionary

  • trivialize — Synonyms and related words: beggar, belittle, decry, denigrate, deprecate, depreciate, dismiss, disparage, lessen, make light of, minimize, misprize, play down, pooh pooh, put down, run down, scoff at, scorn, slight, underestimate, underplay,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • trivialize — triv|i|al|ize also trivialise BrE [ˈtrıviəlaız] v [T] to make something seem less important or serious than it really is used to show disapproval ▪ The article trivializes the whole issue of equal rights. ▪ The debate has been trivialized by the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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