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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

Full Definition of maximize

max·i·mizedmax·i·miz·ing

  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

max·i·mi·za·tion play \ˌmak-sə-mə-ˈzā-shən\ noun
max·i·miz·er play \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.



1802

First Known Use of maximize

1802


MAXIMIZE Defined for Kids

maximize

verb max·i·mize \ˈmak-sə-ˌmīz\

Definition of maximize

max·i·mizedmax·i·miz·ing

  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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