optimize

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(1844) Back-formation from optimist.

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optimize (third-person singular simple present optimizes, present participle optimizing, simple past and past participle optimized)

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

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optimize

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of optimizar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of optimizar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of optimizar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of optimizar