minimise minimise

Definition(s):

  1. (v) represent as less significant or important
  2. (v) make small or insignificant

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  • Wouldn't it have been swell if they just demonstrated the nuke in such a way as to minimise civilian casualties before going ahead and wiping an entire city off the map?.

News

  1. Removing the 'F' word from your brand guidelines

    Take a few seconds to minimise this window (careful now, don't close it!) and find an electronic version of your brand guidelines.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: e-Consultancy

  2. Saint-Gobain Pumps Up Global Presence in Off-Highway Construction

    Building on its success in the construction and industrial pumps market in the US, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics has launched its innovative NORGLIDE® composite bearings solutions for hydraulic pump technology in heavy-duty vehicles throughout Europe and Asia. The company has been developing low-friction, wear-resistant NORGLIDE® composite bearings to help manufacturers in the US minimise ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: ThomasNet

Quotes

  1. Royal Mail group chief executive Adam Crozier said: "We are continuing to urge the union to halt its appalling and unjustified attack on customers. At the same time, we are absolutely determined to do everything we can to minimise delays to...
    on Oct 17, 2009 By: Adam Crozier Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. Launching the initiative Gordon Brown said earlier today: "Eco-towns will help to relieve the shortage of affordable homes to rent and buy, and minimise the effects of climate change on a major scale. They will provide modern homes with lower energy...
    on Jul 16, 2009 By: Gordon Brown Source: guardian.co.uk

  3. "We're working to reduce disruptions and minimise the impact of these financial market developments on the broader economy," Mr Bush said.
    on Sep 15, 2008 By: President Bush Source: ABC Online

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