When you tweak a report that you are writing to improve the content and format, this is an example of when you optimize the report.
intransitive verb-·mized·, -·miz·ing
Origin of optimizefrom Classical Latin optimus, best (see optimum and -ize
transitive verbop·ti·mized, op·ti·miz·ing, op·ti·miz·es
- To make as perfect or effective as possible.
- Computers To increase the computing speed and efficiency of (a program), as by rewriting instructions.
- To make the most of.
(third-person singular simple present optimizes, present participle optimizing, simple past and past participle optimized)
(1844) Back-formation from optimist.