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optimize or optimise (ˈɒptɪˌmaɪz Pronunciation for )



  1. (transitive) to take the full advantage of
  2. (transitive) to plan or carry out (an economic activity) with maximum efficiency
  3. (intransitive) to be optimistic
  4. (transitive) to write or modify (a computer program) to achieve maximum efficiency in storage capacity, time, cost, etc
  5. (transitive) to find the best compromise among several often conflicting requirements, as in engineering design

Derived Forms

ˌoptimiˈzation, ˌoptimiˈsation noun

Translations for 'optimize'

  • British English: optimize To optimize a plan, system, or machine means to arrange or design it so that it operates as smoothly and efficiently as possible. VERBDoctors are concentrating on optimizing the treatment.
  • Brazilian Portuguese: otimizar
  • Chinese: 使优化使优優化
  • European Spanish: optimizar
  • French: optimiser
  • German: optimieren
  • Italian: ottimizzare
  • Japanese: 最適化する
  • Korean: 가장 적합하게 하다
  • Portuguese: otimizar
  • Spanish: optimizar

Example Sentences Including 'optimize'

"We're all in the same position right now, trying to optimize the performance of our current assets.
Globe and Mail (2003)
2. You can optimize available floorspace by removing clutter and making your rooms perform as many duties as possible.
Edmonton Sun (2003)
To come this close to success and not to optimize the results would be both stupid and unforgivable.
Terman, Douglas Cormorant
usage is constantly being changed to optimize the benefit of the available resources.
Croft, James Corporate Cloak and Dagger


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