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English definition of “maximize”

maximize

verb [T] (UK usually maximise)     /ˈmæk.sɪ.maɪz/
C2 to make something as great in amount , size , or importance as possible : Some airlines have cancelled less popular routes in an effort to maximize profits .Increasing and intensifying to make something larger on a computer screen : Maximize the window by clicking in the corner . → Compare minimize maximization (UK usually maximisation)     /ˌmæk.sɪ.maɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ noun [U]
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