WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
max•i•mize /ˈmæksəˌmaɪz/USA pronunciation   v. [+ object], -mized, -miz•ing. 
  1. to increase to the greatest possible amount:to maximize profits.
  2. to make fullest use of:to maximize one's potential.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
max•i•mize  (maksə mīz′),USA pronunciation v.t.,  -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.
Also,[esp. Brit.,] maxi•mise′.  max′i•mi•zation, max′i•mation, n. 
maxi•miz′er, n. 
  • maxim(um) + -ize 1795–1805

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

maximize, maximise /ˈmæksɪˌmaɪz/ vb
  1. (transitive) to make as high or great as possible; increase to a maximum

ˌmaximiˈzation, ˌmaximiˈsation, ˌmaxiˈmation n ˈmaxiˌmizer, ˈmaxiˌmiser n

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