WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
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.

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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