Synonyms of minimize in English:

minimize


See definition of minimize

verb

1‘the aim is to minimize costs’

SYNONYMS

keep down, keep at a minimum, keep to a minimum, reduce, decrease, cut back on, cut down, lessen, curtail, diminish, prune, pare down, shrink

informal slash

ANTONYMS

maximize, increase

2‘we should not minimize the value of his contribution’

SYNONYMS

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

informal pooh-pooh

archaic hold cheap

rare derogate, misprize, minify

ANTONYMS

exaggerate