minimize

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin.

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minimize (third-person singular simple present minimizes, present participle minimizing, simple past and past participle minimized)

  1. (transitive) To make (something) as small or as insignificant as possible.
  2. (computing, transitive, graphical user interface) To remove (a window) from the main display area, collapsing it to an icon or caption.
    I didn't close anything, but I minimized all the windows so I could see the desktop.
  3. (transitive) To treat (someone) slightingly.
    • 1993, Jan McDaniel, One Golden Summer (page 95)
      [] father who had never openly minimized him or anything he did []

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VerbEdit

minimize

  1. First-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of minimizar
  2. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present subjunctive of minimizar
  3. Third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of minimizar
  4. Third-person singular (você) negative imperative of minimizar