Antonyms of verb minimize

1 of 3 senses of minimize

Sense 1
minimize, minimise -- (make small or insignificant; "Let's minimize the risk")
       Antonym of maximize (Sense 1)
      => maximize, maximise -- (make as big or large as possible; "Maximize your profits!")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb minimize

3 senses of minimize

Sense 1
minimize, minimise -- (make small or insignificant; "Let's minimize the risk")
       => decrease, lessen, minify -- (make smaller; "He decreased his staff")

Sense 2
understate, minimize, minimise, downplay -- (represent as less significant or important)
       => inform -- (impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to; "I informed him of his rights")

Sense 3
minimize, belittle, denigrate, derogate -- (cause to seem less serious; play down; "Don't belittle his influence")
       => disparage, belittle, pick at -- (express a negative opinion of; "She disparaged her student's efforts")

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