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maximize

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verb, max·i·mize \ˈmak-sə-ˌmīz\

Simple Definition of maximize

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of maximize

maximizedmaximizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to increase to a maximum

  3. 2 :  to make the most of

  4. 3 :  to find a maximum value of

  5. 4 :  to increase the size of (a window) to fill an entire computer screen

maximization play \ˌmak-sə-mə-ˈzā-shən\ noun
maximizer play \ˈmak-sə-ˌmī-zər\ noun

Examples of maximize in a sentence

  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.



1802

First Known Use of maximize

1802


MAXIMIZE Defined for Kids

maximize

verb max·i·mize \ˈmak-sə-ˌmīz\

Definition of maximize for Students

maximizedmaximizing

  1. 1 :  to increase (something) as much as possible <maximize profits>

  2. 2 :  to make the most of <I want to maximize this opportunity.>

  3. 3 :  to increase the size of (a program's window) to fill a computer screen





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