Definition of belittle verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

belittle

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//bɪˈlɪtl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈlɪtl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they belittle
BrE BrE//bɪˈlɪtl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈlɪtl//
 
he / she / it belittles
BrE BrE//bɪˈlɪtlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈlɪtlz//
 
past simple belittled
BrE BrE//bɪˈlɪtld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈlɪtld//
 
past participle belittled
BrE BrE//bɪˈlɪtld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈlɪtld//
 
-ing form belittling
BrE BrE//bɪˈlɪtlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈlɪtlɪŋ//
 
 
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belittle somebody/something to make somebody or the things that somebody 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.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: belittle