To make (a quantity) smaller.
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:
(Chemistry) To decrease the valence of (an atom) by adding electrons.
To knowingly say that something is smaller or less important than it actually is.
To denigrate is to belittle or attack someone's reputation.
(Music) To reduce (a perfect or a minor interval) by a half step
To minimize the significance of; play down:
To express with restraint or lack of emphasis, especially ironically or for rhetorical effect.
To speak or write at greater length or in greater detail; elaborate:
Depreciate is defined as to decline in value over a period of time, or to reduce the value of assets in accounting records.
To increase to the maximum; raise to the highest possible degree; enlarge, intensify, etc. as much as possible
To express disapproval of (a person); denounce:
(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 deal with something in a direct way; to set to work upon.
(Slang) To make an appearance; show up:
To judge too highly
To make overstatements.
To think, represent, or speak of as small or unimportant
Find another word for minimize. In this page you can discover 35 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for minimize, like: decrease, lessen, slight, reduce, belittle, mitigate, denigrate, diminish, downplay, understate and enlarge.