Complete Definition of "optimize"

was wotd|2006|December|9
English

Alternative spellings
optimise (outside the US)

Etymology
(1844) back-form|optimist|nocap=2

Pronunciation
IPA|/ÉptɪmÉɪz/
SAMPA|/OptImaIz?/
audio|en-us-optimize.ogg|Audio (US)

Verb
en-verb|optimiz|es

  1. intransitive To act optimistically or as an optimist.
  2. intransitive To become optimal.
  3. transitive To make (something) optimal.
  4. transitive To make (something) more efficient, such as a computer program.

Synonyms
italbrac|to make optimal: perfect
italbrac|to make more efficient: enhance, hone, improve, perfect

Translations
trans-top|to act optimistically
French: agir en optimiste
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trans-top|to become optimal
French: s'optimiser
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trans-top|to make optimal
Finnish: optimoida
French: optimiser, optimaliser
German: optimieren
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Polish: optymizowaÄ
Swedish: optimera
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trans-top|to make more efficient
Finnish: optimoida, tehostaa
French: optimiser
German: optimieren
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Polish: optymizowaÄ
Swedish: optimera
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Translations to be checked
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ttbc|Dutch: optimaliseren
ttbc|Italian: ottimizzare
ttbc|Portuguese: otimizar
ttbc|Spanish: optimizár

Related terms
optimal
optimism
optimist
optimum

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