1‘the aim is to minimize costs’
keep down, keep at a minimum, keep to a minimum, reduce, decrease, cut back on, cut down, lessen, curtail, diminish, prune, pare down, shrink
2‘we should not minimize the value of his contribution’
belittle, make light of, play down, underestimate, underrate, make little of, downplay, underplay, undervalue, detract from, sell short, de-emphasize, understate, discount, soft-pedal, reduce, lessen, brush aside, gloss over, trivialize, decry, disparage, deprecate, depreciate, denigrate
archaic hold cheap
rare derogate, misprize, minify
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.