maximize

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

Definition of maximize

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

Other Words from maximize

maximization \ ˌmak-​sə-​mə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce maximize (audio) \ noun
maximizer \ ˈmak-​sə-​ˌmī-​zər How to pronounce maximize (audio) \ 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.
Recent Examples on the Web In addition, securely organizing underneath your bathroom cabinet will help to maximize space. Khortlyn Cole, The Hollywood Reporter, 2 Aug. 2022 Working on Thursdays would allow Brees to maximize time with his family while remaining connected to the game, but Brees wouldn't comment explicitly on his immediate broadcasting plans to USA TODAY Sports. Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY, 26 July 2022 Its position provides seating from both sides to maximize space. Maria Sabella, Better Homes & Gardens, 21 July 2022 The 23-year-old put up a somewhat disappointing 14-26—40 season, and didn’t maximize his time in the top six. Matt Porter, BostonGlobe.com, 2 July 2022 Team members who value flexibility will meet those priorities and maximize their time away from the job. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 15 June 2022 One of his go-to finisher is the walking chain lunge supersetted with the Romanian deadlift, introducing pauses at the lower end of each rep to maximize that time under tension. Philip Ellis, Men's Health, 20 Apr. 2022 Zuboff’s work argues that Facebook, Twitter and others extract as much data about users as possible and then attempt to maximize their time on the site because that earns them money. Joseph Menn, Cat Zakrzewski And Craig Timberg, Anchorage Daily News, 17 Apr. 2022 Zuboff’s work argues that Facebook, Twitter and others extract as much data about users as possible and then attempt to maximize their time on the site because that earns them money. Washington Post, 17 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of maximize

1802, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of maximize was in 1802

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8 Aug 2022

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“Maximize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/maximize. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for maximize

maximize

verb
max·​i·​mize | \ ˈmak-sə-ˌmīz \
maximized; maximizing

Kids Definition of maximize

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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