The definition of lessen is to diminish or to cause something to be diminished or reduced.
To treat as of small importance; make light of:
Depreciate is defined as to decline in value over a period of time, or to reduce the value of assets in accounting records.
(Chemistry) To decrease the valence of (an atom) by adding electrons.
To make (a quantity) smaller.
To knowingly say that something is smaller or less important than it actually is.
To minimize the significance of; play down:
(Computing, graphical user interface) to expand (a window) to fill the main display area
To judge too highly
To speak or write at greater length or in greater detail; elaborate:
To make overstatements.
To express disapproval of (a person); denounce:
To denigrate is to belittle or attack someone's reputation.
(Rare) To lower in esteem; disparage
Detract is defined as to take away from or reduce.
To lend money upon, deducting the discount or allowance for interest; as, the banks discount notes and bills of exchange.
To demote to a less skilled job at lower pay
To think, represent, or speak of as small or unimportant
To deal with something in a direct way; to set to work upon.
(Slang) To make an appearance; show up:
To express with restraint or lack of emphasis, especially ironically or for rhetorical effect.
(Music) To reduce (a perfect or a minor interval) by a half step
Find another word for minimize. In this page you can discover 28 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for minimize, like: lessen, slight, depreciate, reduce, decrease, belittle, disparage, downplay, maximize, overestimate and overrate.