maximize

verb max·i·mize \ ˈmak-sə-ˌmīz \
|Updated on: 9 Jul 2018

Definition of maximize

maximized; maximizing
1 : to increase to a maximum
2 : to make the most of
3 : to find a maximum value of
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.

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First Known Use of maximize

1802

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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MAXIMIZE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of maximize for English Language Learners

  • : 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


MAXIMIZE Defined for Kids

maximize

verb max·i·mize \ ˈmak-sə-ˌmīz \

Definition of maximize for Students

maximized; maximizing
1 : to increase (something) as much as possible
  • maximize profits
2 : to make the most of
  • I want to maximize this opportunity.
3 : to increase the size of (a program's window) to fill a computer screen

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