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Meaning of maximize

max•i•mize

Pronunciation: (mak'su-mīz"), [key]
— -mized, -miz•ing.
  1. to increase to the greatest possible amount or degree: to look for ways of maximizing profit.
  2. to represent at the highest possible estimate; magnify: He maximized his importance in the program, minimizing the contributions of the other participants.
  3. to make the greatest or fullest use of: Maximize your time by planning ahead.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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