Definition of belittle verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

belittle

 verb
verb
NAmE//bɪˈlɪt̮l//
 
belittle somebody/somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they belittle
 
he / she / it belittles
 
past simple belittled
 
-ing form belittling
 
 
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to make someone or the things that someone does seem unimportant She felt her husband constantly belittled her achievements. By saying this, I do not mean to belittle the importance of his role.
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