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[ mak-suh-mahyz ]

verb (used with object)

, max·i·mized, max·i·miz·ing.
  1. to increase to the greatest possible amount or degree:

    to look for ways of maximizing profit.

  2. to represent at the highest possible estimate; magnify:

    He maximized his importance in the program, minimizing the contributions of the other participants.

  3. to make the greatest or fullest use of:

    Maximize your time by planning ahead.


/ ˈmæksɪˌmaɪz /


  1. tr to make as high or great as possible; increase to a maximum
  2. maths to find the maximum of (a function)
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Derived Forms

  • ˌmaximiˈzation, noun
  • ˈmaxiˌmizer, noun
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Other Words From

  • maxi·mi·zation maxi·mation noun
  • maxi·mizer noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of maximize1

First recorded in 1795–1805; maxim(um) + -ize
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Example Sentences

Fill in every option available to maximize your opportunities to appear in the Local Pack.

“Her clients have reinforced her reputation for maximizing asset value and minimizing risk for property owners and lenders,” then-Deputy Chief Operating Officer Ron Villa told The Daily Transcript after Thompson was hired that September.

We’re seeing more companies using their advertising to build brand awareness, but that also leads straight back to reconsidering if you’re maximizing the impact of your brand landing page.

From Digiday

Last week, we reintroduced the teams that the NBA brought along for the ride in order to maximize games and revenue, as well as the teams whose playoff spots are secure but who nevertheless seem like long shots to win the title.

To decide, it runs a projection—this is the value function—of which direction will maximize the total points, or rewards, it can earn.

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.

In that case, the best plan is to maximize the white vote and to avoid naturalizing immigrants.

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.

It is not enough to maximize wealth; we must strive to maximize utilities.

They try to maximize their benefits at any cost, as long as it is a cost to others.

This would maximize Shock and Awe and help break the adversary's will.

We had scheduled the release for mid-March for several reasons which we felt would maximize chances for success.