[ mak-suh-mahyz ]
/ ˈmæk səˌmaɪz /
verb (used with object), max·i·mized, max·i·miz·ing.
to increase to the greatest possible amount or degree: to look for ways of maximizing profit.
to represent at the highest possible estimate; magnify: He maximized his importance in the program, minimizing the contributions of the other participants.
to make the greatest or fullest use of: Maximize your time by planning ahead.
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Also especially British, max·i·mise.
OTHER WORDS FROM maximizemax·i·mi·za·tion, max·i·ma·tion, nounmax·i·miz·er, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH maximizemaximize optimize
Words nearby maximize
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British Dictionary definitions for maximization
/ (ˈmæksɪˌmaɪz) /
(tr) to make as high or great as possible; increase to a maximum
maths to find the maximum of (a function)
Derived forms of maximizemaximization, maximisation or maximation, nounmaximizer or maximiser, noun
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