Learner's definition of MAXIMIZE
to increase (something) as much as possible
to increase (something) to a maximum
to use (something) in a way that will get the best result
We planned out each day in order to maximize [=make the most of] our time on vacation.
I rearranged the furniture to maximize the space in my small apartment.
This program will teach you how to maximize your strengths while minimizing your weaknesses.
to make (a program's window) very large
to make (a program's window) fill the screen of a computer