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max·i·mize

 (măk′sə-mīz′)
tr.v. max·i·mized, max·i·miz·ing, max·i·miz·es
1. To increase or make as great or large as possible: "the ideal of maximizing opportunity through the equalizing of educational opportunity" (Robert J. Havighurst).
2. Mathematics To find the largest value of (a function).

max′i·mi·za′tion (-mĭ-zā′shən) n.
max′i·miz′er n.

maximize

(ˈmæksɪˌmaɪz) or

maximise

vb
1. (tr) to make as high or great as possible; increase to a maximum
2. (Mathematics) maths to find the maximum of (a function)
ˌmaximiˈzation, ˌmaximiˈsation, ˌmaxiˈmation n
ˈmaxiˌmizer, ˈmaxiˌmiser n

max•i•mize

(ˈmæk səˌmaɪz)

v.t. -mized, -miz•ing.
1. to increase to the greatest possible amount or degree: to maximize profits.
2. to give the highest estimate to.
3. to make fullest use of.
[1795–1805]
max`i•mi•za′tion, max`i•ma′tion, n.
max′i•miz`er, n.

maximize


Past participle: maximized
Gerund: maximizing

Imperative
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Present
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Preterite
I maximized
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we maximized
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Present Continuous
I am maximizing
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he/she/it is maximizing
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Present Perfect
I have maximized
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we have maximized
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Past Continuous
I was maximizing
you were maximizing
he/she/it was maximizing
we were maximizing
you were maximizing
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Past Perfect
I had maximized
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we had maximized
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Future
I will maximize
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we will maximize
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Future Perfect
I will have maximized
you will have maximized
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we will have maximized
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Future Continuous
I will be maximizing
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he/she/it will be maximizing
we will be maximizing
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been maximizing
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been maximizing
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been maximizing
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Conditional
I would maximize
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Past Conditional
I would have maximized
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.maximize - make as big or large as possiblemaximize - make as big or large as possible; "Maximize your profits!"
increase - make bigger or more; "The boss finally increased her salary"; "The university increased the number of students it admitted"
minimize, minimise - make small or insignificant; "Let's minimize the risk"
2.maximize - make the most of; "He maximized his role"
exploit, tap - draw from; make good use of; "we must exploit the resources we are given wisely"

maximize

verb optimize To maximize profit, you need to maximize output.
Translations

maximize

[ˈmæksɪmaɪz] VT [+ profits, assets, potential, opportunities] → maximizar

maximize

[ˈmæksɪmaɪz] maximise (British) vt [+ profits, chances, support] → maximiser, maximaliser

maximize

vtmaximieren; (Comput) windowmaximieren, in maximaler Standardgröße darstellen

maximize

[ˈmæksɪˌmaɪz] vt (profits) → massimizzare; (chances) → aumentare al massimo

maximize

vt maximizar
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