Translation of minimize in Spanish:

minimize

reducir (al mínimo), v.

Pronunciation /ˈmɪnɪmʌɪz//ˈmɪnəˌmaɪz/

transitive verb

  • 1

    (reduce)
    (cost/risk) reducir (al mínimo)
    (cost/risk) minimizar
    • This involves minimising the amount of waste created in the school and keeping the building and the grounds clean and tidy.
    • Change is minimised where possible, to allow for as little disruption to the practice as possible.
    • This does assume somehow that air transport is a scarce resource, and therefore that the total amount carried must be minimised wherever possible.
    • I have been icing them, keeping my foot elevated, and minimizing the amount of walking I do.
    • You have put off committing yourself as long as possible, and have minimised the amount of warning that France receives.
    • Political stability demanded that the creation of inveterate enemies be minimized.
    • By moving out of these gradually, it may be possible to balance losses against gains and minimise the amount of tax paid.
    • Working alongside the recycling schemes will also be a project aimed at minimising the amount of waste produced by the county in the first place.
    • The school is concentrating on reducing and minimising the amount of litter produced, while encouraging recycling and composting.
    • Immunity from accident cannot be guaranteed, but it is possible to minimise the risk.
    • Every possible measure to minimize coalition casualties was taken.
    • The materials used are usually minimized or changed to reduce production time and cost.
    • One variant of the scheme would see the card combined with the new-style photographic driving licence, thus minimising the amount of plastic needing to be carried in the typical wallet.
    • Go over as much of the cut-in area as possible to minimize any visible changes in texture.
    • The reduced complement minimises training costs and increase combat efficiency by making more space, while a larger payload enhances the ship's autonomy.
    • To the extent these reforms succeed they'd yield a double dividend: solving the problems we face now, while minimising the degree of compulsion required in the future.
    • This step-by-step approach enables an organization to leverage specific third party expertise, minimising both cost and risk.
    • All of these steps are important in reducing and minimizing the cost that the United States has to pay for what it did.
    • In addition, trappers check their trap lines on a daily basis, minimizing the amount of time the animal waits.
    • Every one of us wants to get the highest possible return while we minimize our risk.
  • 2

    (play down)
    minimizar
    quitarle trascendencia a
    quitarle importancia a
    • We do not want to minimise the importance of clinical negligence as a matter of concern to the health service.
    • Every since that we've been minimizing the significance and the importance of this process.
    • In the case of an individual colleague it is important to encourage a description of what happened, and to begin by accepting this assessment and not minimising the importance of the mistake.
    • He offends progressives by minimizing the importance of venerable social villains such as poverty.
    • First, the television news programs downplayed and minimized it.
    • This is an extremely important phase of the war, and its import should not be minimized.
    • However, others feel that the inclusion of much which is magic into his works minimises the importance of those remarkable insights.
    • In ignorance, they seek to belittle it and minimise its importance to the individual.
    • That manifests itself in a cosy collectivism that seeks to minimise the importance of any problem.
    • It would be easy to minimize and underestimate the importance of money in later Anglo-Saxon England.
    • The earth's importance should not be minimized even when contemplating the heavens.
    • If the nature of the hope is different and the wait turns out to be longer than we or they expected, that neither erases nor minimizes the value of their witness.
    • Although Paul minimises the importance of athletic training, he does not dismiss it as worthless.
    • None the less, these are important issues and I am not minimising their significance in any way.
    • She works hard to make people like her and tries to minimize the importance of grades.
    • However, their value is minimized if the attackers can obtain the appropriate keys by other means.
    • He gets the job just because he is your nephew, which makes him harder to fire and minimizes the true importance of IT in your organization.
    • To recognize this political fact and state it bluntly in no way minimizes the criminal repression carried out by the ruling elite in Russia against the Chechen people.
    • Because evangelization was the ultimate goal, Scales minimizes the importance of the social work conducted at the center.
    • To describe this as a collection of large digital photos alongside text is to minimise its impact and importance.