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maximize

[ mak-suh-mahyz ]
/ 藞m忙k s蓹藢ma瑟z /
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verb (used with object), max路i路mized, max路i路miz路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路i路mise .

Origin of maximize

First recorded in 1795鈥1805; maxim(um) + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM maximize

max路i路mi路za路tion, max路i路ma路tion, nounmax路i路miz路er, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH maximize

maximize , optimize
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British Dictionary definitions for maximize

maximize

maximise

/ (藞m忙ks瑟藢ma瑟z) /

verb
(tr) to make as high or great as possible; increase to a maximum
maths to find the maximum of (a function)

Derived forms of maximize

maximization, maximisation or maximation, nounmaximizer or maximiser, noun
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