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 Meanings and Examples of MINIMIZE
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 v.  diminish; belittle; make small or insignificant
Classic Sentence:
1  said Pierre, feeling it necessary to minimize his social position as much as possible so as to be nearer to the soldiers and better understood by them.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER VIII
2  In response to Ellen's letters, pleading with her to come home, she wrote minimizing the dangers of the siege, explaining Melanie's predicament and promising to come as soon as the baby was born.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIX
3  He thanked me with a smiling nod, measured out a few minims of the red tincture and added one of the powders.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Example Sentence: (19 in 2 pages)
1  The polar explorers took every precaution to minimize the dangers of their trip.
2  You can minimize the dangers of driving by taking care to obey the rules of the road.
3  Engineers are always looking for ways to minimize drag when they design new aircraft.
4  One of the effective measures to minimize the dangers of driving is to teach people to obey all the rules of the road.
5  Every effort is being made to minimize civilian casualties.
6  It's important to focus on your strengths and to minimize your weaknesses.
7  Environmentalists are doing everything within their power to minimize the impact of the oil spill.
8  The government is involved in a damage limitation exercise to minimize the effects of the scandal.
9  Banks will seek to minimize their exposure to risk.
10  It was a new production technique aimed at minimizing wastage.
11  There's only a minimal amount of risk involved.
12  This type of garden requires minimal maintenance.
13  The work was carried out at minimal cost.
14  The cost to taxpayers would be minimal.
15  Mrs Clinton has said her work for the institution was minimal, but documents appear to indicate more extensive dealings.