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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.maximizing - making as great as possiblemaximizing - making as great as possible    
increasing - becoming greater or larger; "increasing prices"
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