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OPTIMIZE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does optimize mean? 

OPTIMIZE (verb)
  The verb OPTIMIZE has 3 senses:

1. make optimal; get the most out of; use best
2. modify to achieve maximum efficiency in storage capacity or time or cost
3. act as an optimist and take a sunny view of the world

  Familiarity information: OPTIMIZE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


OPTIMIZE (verb)


Sense 1optimize [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make optimal; get the most out of; use best

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

optimise; optimize

Context example:

optimize your resources

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

hone; perfect (make perfect or complete)

Sentence frames:

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


Sense 2optimize [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Modify to achieve maximum efficiency in storage capacity or time or cost

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

optimise; optimize

Context example:

optimize a computer program

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

modify (make less severe or harsh or extreme)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3optimize [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Act as an optimist and take a sunny view of the world

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

optimise; optimize

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

act; behave; do (behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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