minimize

USAGE NOTE
This word may also be spelled "minimise."
minimize(
mih
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nih
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mayz
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to reduce)
a. minimizar
What are some things we can do to minimize our environmental impact?¿Cuáles son algunas cosas que podemos hacer para minimizar nuestro impacto ambiental?
b. reducir
Guys, if you could minimize the noise, I would really appreciate it.Chicos, si pudieran reducir el ruido, estaría muy agradecido.
c. reducir al mínimo
The couple tried to minimize their expenses so they could pay off their mortgage.La pareja intentaba reducir sus gastos al mínimo para poder amortizar su hipoteca.
2. (to downplay)
a. minimizar
Jonas tried to minimize the significance of the accusation.Jonás trató de minimizar la importancia de la acusación.
3. (computing)
a. minimizar
Oh, no! I told you to minimize the document window, not to close it!¡Oh, no! ¡Te dije que minimizaras la ventana del documento, no que la cerraras!
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minimize
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. minimizar, reducir al mínimo
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
minimize [ˈmɪnɪmaɪz]
transitive verb
1 (reduce) reducir al mínimo; minimizar
2 (belittle) menospreciar
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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