Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To make or cause to appear trivial: tried to trivialize their criticisms.

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  • v. To make something appear trivial

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To render trivial or paltry.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. make trivial or insignificant

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Maybe you should "trivialize" Mr. Murtaugh's letter, in its entirety.

    McCain Campaign's Muddled, Self-Contradictory Message On Ayers

  • So then those who "trivialize" a non-telic approach to biology, they being akin to holocaust deniers, should then be subject to the same judicial remedies.

    A Solution to ID?

  • Hillary Clinton and John Edwards caught making comments about getting rid of other candidates in debate the ones who quote, "trivialize" debates.

    CNN Transcript Jul 15, 2007

  • Israel also objects to attempts to "trivialize" the Holocaust.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Steyn then compared the torture memo controversy to the Miss California / gay marriage flap, all the while claiming he didn't want to "trivialize" the issue of interrogations.

    Media Matters for America - Limbaugh Wire

  • And that law in Europe is ridiculous; I think it is anyone's right to 'trivialize' the holocaust after the zionist-driven holocaust industry has produced endless books and movies and used the holocaust as justification for further crimes against humanity and jewish religious fundamentalism.

    Dissident Voice

  • And there is a tendency to kind of trivialize those things as you get older, to kind of be patronizing about those things.

    PopWatch

  • Mr. Obama certainly feels that it is his right to demonize and trivialize and misstate the concerns of his opponents.

    Obama calls for civil debate, takes shots at critics

  • It's simply wrong to trivialize the atrocities committed by the Confederacy.

    DNC: Barbour 'defended the indefensible'

  • Nah, the coward will just brush up on Saul Alinsky, where you don't argue with facts, you argue by creating a boogeyman, demean them and trivialize them.

    What Obama's reading on the Vineyard

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