trivialize

[triv-ee-uh-lahyz]
verb (used with object), trivialized, trivializing.
to make trivial; cause to appear unimportant, trifling, etc.
Also, especially British, trivialise.


Origin:
1840–50; trivial + -ize

trivialization, noun
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trivialize or trivialise (ˈtrɪvɪəˌlaɪz)
 
vb
(tr) to cause to seem trivial or more trivial; minimize: he trivialized his injuries
 
trivialise or trivialise
 
vb
 
triviali'zation or trivialise
 
n
 
triviali'sation or trivialise
 
n

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Example sentences
Also don't let yourselves trivialize the issues involved.
When you secularize a religious holiday, you thoroughly trivialize it.
On the other hand, devout persons might feel that these prayers trivialize
  religion.
It is also important not to trivialize what has happened.
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