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“Maximize” or “Maximise”


Maximize and maximise are both English terms.


Maximize is predominantly used in 🇺🇸 American (US) English (en-US) while maximise is predominantly used in 🇬🇧 British English (used in UK/AU/NZ) (en-GB).

In terms of actual appearance and usage, here's a breakdown by country, with usage level out of 100 (if available) 👇:

Term US UK India Philippines Canada Australia Liberia Ireland New Zealand Jamaica Trinidad & Tobago Guyana
maximize 98 24 83 98 92 27 100 34 31 100 100 100
maximise 2 76 17 2 8 73 0 66 69 0 0 0

  • In the United States, there is a preference for "maximize" over "maximise" (98 to 2).
  • In the United Kingdom, there is a 76 to 24 preference for "maximise" over "maximize".
  • In India, there is a preference for "maximize" over "maximise" (83 to 17).
  • In the Philippines, there is a preference for "maximize" over "maximise" (98 to 2).
  • In Canada, there is a preference for "maximize" over "maximise" (92 to 8).
  • In Australia, there is a 73 to 27 preference for "maximise" over "maximize".
  • In Liberia, there is a preference for "maximize" over "maximise" (100 to 0).
  • In Ireland, there is a 66 to 34 preference for "maximise" over "maximize".
  • In New Zealand, there is a 69 to 31 preference for "maximise" over "maximize".
  • In Jamaica, there is a preference for "maximize" over "maximise" (100 to 0).
  • In Trinidad & Tobago, there is a preference for "maximize" over "maximise" (100 to 0).
  • In Guyana, there is a preference for "maximize" over "maximise" (100 to 0).

Below, we provide some examples of when to use maximize or maximise with sample sentences.


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Examples in Context

Examples of “maximize”

  • goal of the gambler to maximize his expected gain but to
  • used to design policies that maximize the utility of people's choices.
  • This “design principle” works to maximize recycling, minimize waste, reduce consumption
  • the American League park, to maximize the television revenues from night
  • IX should be interpreted to maximize female participation in athletics regardless
  • optimal wavelengths for each application maximize the contrast between the objects
  • on a 32-degree slope, to maximize privacy between floors.
  • previously chosen that place to maximize his advantage in cavalry.
  • maximize sustainable economic yield
  • increased nest concealment, which can maximize the fitness of males while

Examples of “maximise”

  • community and in order to maximise their ability to save, these
  • asking what was possible to maximise sales opportunities.
  • Its first objective is "to maximise support for the State of
  • to Clean Interviewing aims to maximise the reliability that information collected
  • help teachers manage information and maximise the impact of their interventions.
  • to lock in moisture and maximise the effect of the seasoning.
  • and industry took steps to maximise the use of the railroads,
  • published to challenge commissioners to maximise health outcome and minimise inequalities
  • weapon, mode and posture to maximise vessel survivability, which typically involves
  • next to railway stations to maximise trade and made them attractive

(Examples are Wikipedia snippets under the CC ShareAlike 3.0 license.)

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