Meaning of “maximize” in the English Dictionary

"maximize" in British English

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maximizeverb [ T ]

UK usually maximise uk /ˈmæk.sɪ.maɪz/ us /ˈmæk.sə.maɪz/
maximization
noun [ U ] UK usually maximisation uk /ˌmæk.sɪ.maɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌmæk.sə.məˈzeɪ.ʃən/

(Definition of “maximize” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"maximize" in American English

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maximizeverb [ T ]

us /ˈmæk·səˌmɑɪz/

to make something as great in amount, size, or importance as possible:

Most people try to maximize their gains and minimize their losses.
maximization
noun [ C/U ] /ˌmæk·sə·məˈzeɪ·ʃən/

(Definition of “maximize” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"maximize" in Business English

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maximizeverb [ T ]

UK also maximise uk /ˈmæksɪmaɪz/ us

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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(Definition of “maximize” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)