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MAXIMIZE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does maximize mean? 

MAXIMIZE (verb)
  The verb MAXIMIZE has 2 senses:

1. make as big or large as possible
2. make the most of

  Familiarity information: MAXIMIZE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MAXIMIZE (verb)


Sense 1maximize [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make as big or large as possible

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

maximize; maximise

Context example:

Maximize your profits!

Hypernyms (to "maximize" is one way to...):

increase (make bigger or more)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something

Antonym:

minimize (make small or insignificant)


Sense 2maximize [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make the most of

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

maximise; maximize

Context example:

He maximized his role

Hypernyms (to "maximize" is one way to...):

exploit; tap (draw from; make good use of)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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