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Definition of maximize verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they maximize
    he / she / it maximizes
    past simple maximized
    -ing form maximizing
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  1. 1maximize something to increase something as much as possible to maximize efficiency/fitness/profits (computing) Maximize the window to full screen.
  2. 2maximize something to make the best use of something to maximize opportunities/resources opposite minimize
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noun [uncountable]
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: maximize