verb (used with object), max·i·mized, max·i·miz·ing.
Related formsmax·i·mi·za·tion, max·i·ma·tion, nounmax·i·miz·er, noun
Can be confusedmaximize optimize
Examples from the Web for maximize
After all, as one McCain aide told The Daily Beast, it is necessary “in order to fully operate the mine and maximize job growth.”
The NCF was created, back in 1982 or so, to maximize hard right-wing evangelical Christian philanthropic giving.The $1-Billion-a-Year Right-Wing Conspiracy You Haven’t Heard Of|Jay Michaelson|September 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The press was very liberal, back in those days, “so they find every little thing that is wrong and try to maximize it,” he said.
I maximize time in hardened buildings and only return to my thin-walled quarters for sleep.Dodging Rockets in Afghanistan as the Taliban’s Fighting Season Begins|Nick Willard|May 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Once, our lords of business believed that everyone should maximize their profits.Big Business Bullies Americans into the Machinery of Common Core|James Poulos|March 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They try to maximize their benefits at any cost, as long as it is a cost to others.After the Rain|Sam Vaknin
It is not enough to maximize wealth; we must strive to maximize utilities.