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

 

trivialize

 verb
(British English also -ise) verb
BrE BrE//ˈtrɪviəlaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtrɪviəlaɪz//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they trivialize
BrE BrE//ˈtrɪviəlaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtrɪviəlaɪz//
 
he / she / it trivializes
BrE BrE//ˈtrɪviəlaɪzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtrɪviəlaɪzɪz//
 
past simple trivialized
BrE BrE//ˈtrɪviəlaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtrɪviəlaɪzd//
 
past participle trivialized
BrE BrE//ˈtrɪviəlaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtrɪviəlaɪzd//
 
-ing form trivializing
BrE BrE//ˈtrɪviəlaɪzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtrɪviəlaɪzɪŋ//
 
 
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trivialize something (usually disapproving) to make something seem less important, serious, difficult, etc. than it really is It is important not to trivialize children’s worries. The magazine has been accused of trivializing serious issues.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: trivialize