Definitions for optimizeˈɒp təˌmaɪz
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
op•ti•mizeˈɒp təˌmaɪz(v.)-mized, -miz•ing.
(v.t.)to make as effective, perfect, or useful as possible.
to make the best of.
to write or rewrite (the instructions in a computer program) for maximum efficiency and speed in retrieval, storage, or execution.
Math. to determine the maximum or minimum values of (a specified function that is subject to a set of constraints).
(v.i.)to be optimistic.
Origin of optimize:
make optimal; get the most out of; use best
"optimize your resources"
modify to achieve maximum efficiency in storage capacity or time or cost
"optimize a computer program"
act as an optimist and take a sunny view of the world
To act optimistically or as an optimist.
To make (something) optimal.
To make (something) more efficient, such as a computer program.
To become optimal.