belittle-v; 1 Senses

Sense Number 1: Cause to seem less worthy, dignified, or important.

Don't you belittle his influence.
She belittled her student's efforts.
I try not to belittle my colleagues.
The British often belittle American Bleu.

VerbNet: judgement-33
FrameNet: Judgment_communication
PropBank: belittle.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 3