maximize (also maximise) VERB 1) make as great or large as possible. 2) make the best use of.
DERIVATIVES maximization noun maximizer noun.

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  • maximize — max‧i‧mize [ˈmæksmaɪz] also maximise verb [transitive] 1. to increase something such as profit or income as much as possible: • The company s main function is to maximize profit. maximization also maximisation …   Financial and business terms

  • Maximize — Max i*mize, v. t. [L. maximus greatest.] To increase to the highest degree. Bentham. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • maximize — index enhance, expand, increase, magnify, overestimate, parlay (exploit successfully) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • maximize — (v.) 1802, formed in English from MAXIMUM (Cf. maximum) + IZE (Cf. ize); first attested in Bentham, who used it often. Related: Maximized; maximizing …   Etymology dictionary

  • maximize — (Amer.) max·i·mize || mæksɪmaɪz v. increase to the greatest amount or degree, magnify as much as possible; make the most of; make best use of something; (Computers) enlarge a window to the maximum size in a graphical user interface (also… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • maximize — [mak′sə mīz΄] vt. maximized, maximizing 1. to increase to the maximum; raise to the highest possible degree; enlarge, intensify, etc. as much as possible 2. to estimate or make appear to be of the greatest possible amount, value, or importance… …   English World dictionary

  • maximize — max|i|mize also maximise BrE [ˈmæksımaız] v [T] 1.) to increase something such as profit or income as much as possible ≠ ↑minimize maximize profit/revenue etc ▪ The company s main function is to maximize profit. 2.) to ↑click on a special part on …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • maximize — [[t]mæ̱ksɪmaɪz[/t]] maximizes, maximizing, maximized (in BRIT, also use maximise) 1) VERB If you maximize something, you make it as great in amount or importance as you can. [V n] In order to maximize profit the firm would seek to maximize output …   English dictionary

  • maximize — UK [ˈmæksɪmaɪz] / US [ˈmæksɪˌmaɪz] verb [transitive] Word forms maximize : present tense I/you/we/they maximize he/she/it maximizes present participle maximizing past tense maximized past participle maximized to make something as large as… …   English dictionary

  • maximize — max|i|mize [ mæksı,maız ] verb transitive to make something as large as possible: We aim to maximize profits over the next year. We suggest you maximize the screen before completing the application form. ─ opposite MINIMIZE ╾ max|i|mi|za|tion [… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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