trivialize

verb triv·i·al·ize \ ˈtri-vē-ə-ˌlīz \

Definition of trivialize

trivialized; trivializing
transitive verb
:to make trivial :reduce to triviality

trivialization

play \ˌtri-vē-ə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

Examples of trivialize in a Sentence

  1. The news story trivialized the problem.

  2. He is trivializing the situation.

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First Known Use of trivialize

1846


TRIVIALIZE Defined for English Language Learners

trivialize

verb

Definition of trivialize for English Language Learners

  • : to make (something) seem less important or serious than it actually is


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