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  • v. Alternative spelling of maximize.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. make as big or large as possible
  • v. make the most of


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • It appeared that the bombers were attempting to "maximise" the impact of their devices, but had not yet perfected these.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • John Pelletier 11: 43AM (1/07/2010) uhh they are brits, most z's are replaced with s's such as maximise, and well other words with z in the middle (i cant remember any at the moment) also replace some er words with re.

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  • Mr Sarkozy said he planned to meet the British prime minister in order to "maximise" efforts by European leaders to deal with the global financial crisis, which has seen global equity markets go into freefall and the collapse of several leading international banks.

    BBC News | News Front Page | UK Edition

  • His review into institutional investment, published in 2001, claimed that consumers 'money was often being invested in ways that did not' maximise 'their interests.

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  • Mr Brown responded by suggesting that there was "common ground" on both sides of the House and that they should try to "maximise" their areas of agreement.

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  • "maximise" the use of resources - though it is not entirely clear what this will mean in practice - while other routes not passing through city centres will be created.

    Politics in Ireland - Irish Politics

  • And with senior executives liable for the actions of their employees, the Grant Thornton partner, Geoff Mesher, had a warning for football clubs: "There is a real risk that law-enforcement agencies may seek to maximise the deterrent effect of the legislation by pursuing a high-profile, football-based prosecution."

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  • There has been no coherent message, which our party needs to have in order to maximise voting appeal.

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  • This is why it's important to travel to new locations and try new activities, and it makes intuitive sense that a well-exercised memory, practised at retaining information, might be able to maximise that lengthening effect.

    Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer – review

  • To maximise support from individual donors, forward-thinking charities are exploiting social media, SMS and transactional giving.

    Charities need to show corporate partners that they are getting results


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