Diminish and Minimize


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Diminish verb – To express scornfully one's low opinion of.
Usage example: tends to diminish any rival's accomplishments with snide remarks

Minimize is a synonym for diminish in belittle topic. In some cases you can use "Minimize" instead a verb "Diminish".
Nearby Words: diminution, diminishing
Synonyms for Diminish


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Minimize verb – To express scornfully one's low opinion of.
Usage example: sore losers trying to minimize the other team's victory

Diminish is a synonym for minimize in reduce topic. You can use "Diminish" instead a verb "Minimize", if it concerns topics such as keep down, underrate.
Nearby Words: minimise, minimum, minimal, minimization, minimizing
Synonyms for Minimize

Common collocations

impact diminish impact minimize impact
appearance diminish appearance minimize appearance
contribution diminish contribution minimize contribution
effect diminish effect minimize effect
Other nouns: time, size, effects, fighting, numbers, casualties, chances.
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