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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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