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English definition of “maximize”

maximize

verb [T] (UK also maximise)     /ˈmæksɪmaɪz/
to make something as big in amount, size, or importance as possible: maximize profits/returns/sales Banks must maximize profits for shareholders.maximize efficiency/impact/performance A unified system will maximize efficiency and improve safety.
IT to make the size of a window (= a separate area on a computer screen) as big as possible: Always maximize the active window on the main computer screen.
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