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maximize

verb [T] uk ( UK usually maximise)   /ˈmæk.sɪ.maɪz/ us  
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. to make something larger on a computer screen: Maximize the window by clicking in the corner.
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noun [U] uk ( UK usually maximisation)   /ˌmæk.sɪ.maɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ us  
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