minimize-v; 1 Senses

Sense Number 1: make small, insigificant or less serious

To minimize your risk of lung cancer, stop smoking.
I minimized the window to see my desktop background.
Routine virus scanning will minimize the impact of malicious trojans.

VerbNet: NP
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: minimize.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 3