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"maximize" in British English

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maximizeverb [T]

(UK usually maximise) uk   us   /ˈmæk.sɪ.maɪz/
maximization
noun [U] (UK usually maximisation) uk   us   /ˌmæk.sɪ.maɪˈzeɪ.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 ​peopletry to maximize ​theirgains and ​minimizetheirlosses.
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   us   /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 ​unifiedsystem will maximize ​efficiency and ​improvesafety.
IT to make the ​size of a window (= a ​separatearea on a ​computerscreen) as ​big as possible: Always maximize the ​activewindow on the ​maincomputerscreen.
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