Antonym: maximize. Similar words: minimal, minimum, diminish, timing, eliminate, diminutive, preliminary, ministry. Meaning: ['mɪnɪmaɪz] v. 1. make small or insignificant 2. represent as less significant or important 3. cause to seem less serious; play down.

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1. Every effort is being made to

*minimize*civilian casualties.2. You can

*minimize*the dangers of driving by taking care to obey the rules of the road.3. To

*minimize*collateral damage maximum precision in bombing was required.4. The polar explorers took every precaution to

*minimize*the dangers of their trip.5. To

*minimize*the risk of burglary, install a good alarm system.6. We must

*minimize*the risk of infection.7. Good hygiene helps to

*minimize*the risk of infection.8. Banks will seek to

*minimize*their exposure to risk.9. Considerable ingenuity is needed to

*minimize*costs.10.

*Minimize*any windows you have open.11. Click the square icon again to

*minimize*the window.12. We must not

*minimize*the problem of racial discrimination.13. Engineers are always looking for ways to

*minimize*drag when they design new aircraft.13. Sentencedict.com is a online sentence dictionary, on which you can find good sentences for a large number of words.

14. One of the effective measures to

*minimize*the dangers of driving is to teach people to obey all the rules of the road.15. Click on the top of the window to

*minimize*it.16. Environmentalists are doing everything within their power to

*minimize*the impact of the oil spill.17. Succulents often have thick waxy cuticles to

*minimize*water loss.18. Patient education is important to

*minimize*the risk of a second heart attack.19. Every effort will be made to

*minimize*inconvenience to customers while work is in progress.20. It would be most unwise to

*minimize*the dangers of this course of action.21. We are trying to

*minimize*the impact of price rises on our customers.22. Wearing sunscreen can

*minimize*the damaging effects of sunlight.23. Campaigning here Tuesday, Dole sought to

*minimize*his problems.24. Victims tend to

*minimize*the risk they are experiencing.25. We had about ten hours' warning, so we were able to

*minimize*the effects of the flood.26. The government is involved in a damage limitation exercise to

*minimize*the effects of the scandal.27. Underlay forms a cushion between the carpet and the floor, to

*minimize*wear.28. The rail company is bringing in more trains in an effort to

*minimize*disruption to travellers.29. It's important to focus on your strengths and to

*minimize*your weaknesses.30. The next hearings will be structured differently in order to

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