I would like to ask for clarification to understand the meaning and the usage of the word "minify".
Let us read the following piece:
The New York Times
“But by no means do I ever overlook or minify the fact that this is one of the most extraordinary experiences of my life. I have never seen anything like this before. I have never seen anything so great and fine and real as this devotion.”
I'm under the impression that "minify" there means "reduce in importance or value", but I cannot find this word on Oxford Dictionary Online.
Also, according to Wiktionary, "minify" means "to reduce in size", not "to reduce in importance or value".
Can anybody explain if "minify" is the right word there? Shouldn't the journalist have used "minimize"?