English translation of 'minimiser'
Verb Table transitive verb
[risques, impact] to minimize
[importance, problème] to play down
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Example Sentences Including 'minimiser'
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APRÈS AVOIR longtemps cherché à minimiser leurs difficultés, les banques japonaise commencent à agir.Le Monde (1998)
Ce sont des culpabilités très vagues que j'aurais tendance à minimiser.Marie Claire
Il n'est donc pas question d'en contester ni même d'en minimiser l'importance.La grande manip
Il ne s'agit pas, pour autant, de minimiser les dangers ou de baisser la garde.Le Monde (2000)
L'entourage de M. Jospin s'est efforcé, durant le week-end, de minimiser le retournement de l'opinion.Le Monde (1998)
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'minimiser' in Other Languages
British English: minimize /ˈmɪnɪˌmaɪz/ VERB
If you minimize a risk or problem, you reduce it to the lowest possible level.
It's worth trying to minimize the risk of accidents.
- American English: minimize
- Arabic: يُقَلِّلُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: minimizar
- Chinese: 最小化
- Croatian: minimizirati
- Czech: minimalizovat
- Danish: minimere
- Dutch: minimaliseren
- European Spanish: minimizar
- Finnish: minimoida
- French: minimiser
- German: minimieren
- Greek: ελαχιστοποιώ
- Italian: minimizzare
- Japanese: 最小限度にする
- Korean: 최소화하다
- Norwegian: minimere
- Polish: pomniejszyć
- European Portuguese: minimizar
- Romanian: a reduce
- Russian: доводить до минимума
- Spanish: minimizar
- Swedish: minimera
- Thai: ทำให้เล็กลงที่สุด
- Turkish: en aza indirgemek
- Ukrainian: зводити до мінімуму
- Vietnamese: giảm thiểu
British English: downplay VERB
If you downplay a fact or feature, you try to make people think that it is less important or serious than it really is.
The government is trying to downplay the violence.
British English: understate VERB
If you understate something, you describe it in a way that suggests that it is less important or serious than it really is.
The government chooses deliberately to understate the increase in prices.
Translation of minimiser from the Collins French to English
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