The correct answer is minimize.
The correct answer is (A) To minimize; to make seem less important; to disparage. To regard, consider, or portray (something) as less valuable or important than it really is. To depreciate; to make small, dwarf;
Belittle is American. It comes from be + little.
Examples of use:
- She regularly belittled his achievements.
- They belittled the role played by the newcomer to the department.