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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of minimize.


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  • Use of that term minimizes the behavior and gives the impression that, although the jokes may have been insensitive, they were still funny.

    Karen Thalacker: "Have You Heard the One About the Judge Who Told Ribald Jokes ..."

  • Requesting sea transport on liner out terms minimizes the risk of additional charges for detention of the vessel, because the shipping company makes its own arrangements with the port authority to discharge its cargo, to permit the vessel to keep closely to its pre-planned schedule.

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  • With its rich feature set and intuitive web-based interface, myPassword minimizes user downtime and dramatically decreases help desk costs, while providing an immediate and measurable ROI to the organization.

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  • I see the beginning of this post as neutral, outlining what Obama said to Russert, and then see a paragraph of your "analysis" which kind of minimizes or dismisses what he says as "reductive".

    Obama: Hillary's Tough Talk Towards Iran Is "Reflective Of George Bush"

  • Miles of protective boom laid off the Louisiana wetlands only "minimizes" the oil damage to fish and wildlife and the marsh, he said.

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  • In WinMo, this action simply "minimizes" the application leaving it to use up precious memory in the background (usually unkown to the user).

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  • Brazil "minimizes" visit of top envoy from the Obama administration US Senate confirms ambassadors: Shannon to Brazil and Nelson to Uruguay Obama closer to achieving the most important piece of social legislation since 1930


  • It’s clever, sure, but I feel like this sort of thing kind of minimizes the aspect that it is abuse.

    Emotional traumas.

  • This kind of minimizes the locations they can go to sell this property, "

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  • So far, so good in my home, but saying it is all up to us as parents minimizes the huge market forces pounding on our children every single day.

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