optimize

verb op·ti·mize \ ˈäp-tə-ˌmīz \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of optimize

optimized; optimizing
transitive verb
:to make as perfect, effective, or functional as possible
  • optimize energy use
  • optimize your computer for speed and memory
  • —Charles Brannon

optimizer

play \ˈäp-tə-ˌmī-zər\ noun

Examples of optimize in a Sentence

  1. The new system will optimize the efficiency with which water is used.

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Origin and Etymology of optimize

earlier, "to make the best or most of," from optim(um) or optim(ism) + -ize


OPTIMIZE Defined for English Language Learners

optimize

verb

Definition of optimize for English Language Learners

  • : to make (something) as good or as effective as possible



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