how to pronounce minimize


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minimize is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of minimize in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… skilled at this so we minimize people …”

meanings of minimize


  1. To treat (someone) slightingly.
  2. To make (something) as small or as insignificant as possible.
  3. To remove (a window) from the main display area, collapsing it to an icon or caption.

minimize frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word minimize occurs in english on average 4.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics minimize can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that minimize can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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