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Portuguese translation of “maximize”


verb (UK usually maximise)   /ˈmæk·sɪ·maɪz/
to make something as great in amount , size , or importance as possible
aumentar ao máximo, maximizar
Some airlines have cancelled less popular routes in an effort to maximize profits .1808
to make something larger on a computer screen
Maximize the window by clicking in the corner .
(Definition of maximize verb from the Cambridge English-Portuguese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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