(Alternate spelling: minimise).
1. To belittle; SYN. belittle, denigrate, derogate.
2. To make small or insignificant.
In a graphical user interface, to hide a window without shutting down the program responsible for the window. Usually an icon, a button, or a name for the window is placed on the desktop; when the user clicks on the button, icon, or name, the window is restored to its previous size. See also graphical user interface, Minimize button, taskbar, window. Compare maximize.