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maximize

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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maximizemax‧i‧mize (also maximise British English) /ˈmæksəmaɪz/ ●○○ AWL verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 BBPROFITto increase something such as profit or income as much as possible opp minimizemaximize profit/revenue etc 🔊 The company’s main function is to maximize profit.see thesaurus at increase2 to click on a special part on a window on a computer screen so that it becomes as big as the screen opp minimize3 to use something in a way that gives you the greatest practical value or the best results 🔊 We need to maximize the space.maximize opportunities/chances etc 🔊 The career center will help you maximize your opportunities.maximization /ˌmæksəmaɪˈzeɪʃən $ -səmə-/ noun [uncountable]
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maximizeThe aim of everyone, irrespective of weight, should be to modify their eating very slightly to maximize health benefits.We need to look at how to maximize our cash flow.The idea that maximizing personal consumption is central to individual welfare is less than two hundred years old.The bank's function is to maximize profits, and that requires some risk-taking.Both, however, exist to maximize the inclusive fitness of breeding in their exponents.Strategies that maximize the individual fitness component may be termed selfish.Diamonds are cut to maximize the stone's beauty.The state / firm attempts to use productive resources optimally to maximize the supply of appropriate goods available for consumers.Carr and the Celtics have done a decent job the past 48 hours, maximizing the suspense surrounding their new lineup.Following this rule will result in choosing the investment that will maximize the value added to the firm.The result is that they are bought up by development companies, insurance companies and pension funds looking to maximize their value.maximize profit/revenue etcBusiness, after all, exists to maximize profits.But it should come as no shock that the oil industry is out to maximize profits.He is meticulous in developing, implementing and maintaining systems which minimize inventory and maximize profit.It's probably to maximize revenue.On the supply side, firms maximize profits and entry occurs until the marginal firm can only just break even.The objective is to maximize revenue and security.The technicians and experts simply mirror this reality as they squabble over the means to maximize profits for their respective ruling classes.Apple, which disdained cloning until early 1995, instead chose to maximize profit margins.
From Longman Business Dictionarymaximizemax‧i‧mize /ˈmæksəmaɪz/ (also maximise British English) verb [transitive]1to increase something such as profit or income as much as possibleThe company’s main function is to maximize profit.maximization (also maximisation British English) noun [uncountable]the maximization of earnings per share2COMPUTING to increase the size of a WINDOW on a computer screen as much as possible when you are using a particular programThis menu allows you to maximize the window to full screen. opposite minimize→ See Verb table
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Verb table
maximize
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theymaximize
he, she, itmaximizes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theymaximized
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave maximized
he, she, ithas maximized
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad maximized
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill maximize
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have maximized
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam maximizing
he, she, itis maximizing
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you, we, theyare maximizing
Past
I, he, she, itwas maximizing
you, we, theywere maximizing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been maximizing
he, she, ithas been maximizing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been maximizing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be maximizing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been maximizing
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