verb \ˈmak-sə-ˌmīz\

: to increase (something) as much as possible : to increase (something) to a maximum

: to use (something) in a way that will get the best result

computers : to make (a program's window) very large : to make (a program's window) fill the screen of a computer


Full Definition of MAXIMIZE

transitive verb
:  to increase to a maximum
:  to make the most of
:  to find a maximum value of
:  to increase the size of (a window) to fill an entire computer screen
max·i·mi·za·tion \ˌmak-sə-mə-ˈzā-shən\ noun
max·i·miz·er \ˈmak-sə-ˌmī-zər\ noun

Examples of MAXIMIZE

  1. I rearranged the furniture to maximize the space in my small apartment.
  2. This program will teach you how to maximize your strengths while minimizing your weaknesses.

First Known Use of MAXIMIZE



Next Word in the Dictionary: maximum
Previous Word in the Dictionary: maximise
All Words Near: maximize

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up maximize? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More