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.
- Also especially British, max·i·mise .
- max·i·mi·za·tion, max·i·ma·tion, noun
- max·i·miz·er, noun
- maximize , optimize
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How to use maximize in a sentence
This gives whoever is drawing the maps the power to maximize the number of districts that favor their party — a tactic known as gerrymandering.Republicans Won Almost Every Election Where Redistricting Was At Stake | Nathaniel Rakich (firstname.lastname@example.org) | November 18, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
The far-reaching strategy is aimed at making significant cuts in greenhouse gas emissions even without congressional action, by maximizing executive authority.
In recent days, Rivera has said Haskins has worked harder in practice, maximizing reps in drills that the quarterback hadn’t before.Alex Smith is the NFL’s best story, but Washington’s next few weeks are about Dwayne Haskins | Les Carpenter | November 11, 2020 | Washington Post
If you want to maximize your efforts, clean and hot-wax multiple chains in the same jar and slow cooker.
For the last 40 years, we said the goal of the corporation is to maximize shareholder value.
British Dictionary definitions for maximize
(tr) to make as high or great as possible; increase to a maximum
maths to find the maximum of (a function)
- maximization, maximisation or maximation, noun
- maximizer or maximiser, noun
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