maximize

verb

max·​i·​mize ˈmak-sə-ˌmīz How to pronounce maximize (audio)
maximized; maximizing

transitive verb

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 noun
maximizer noun

Examples of maximize in a Sentence

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

First Known Use

1802, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of maximize was in 1802

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Cite this Entry

“Maximize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/maximize. Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition

maximize

verb
max·​i·​mize ˈmak-sə-ˌmīz How to pronounce maximize (audio)
maximized; maximizing
1
: to increase to a maximum
maximize profits
2
: to make the most of
maximize your opportunities
3
: to increase the size of (a window) to fill an entire computer screen
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