- To optimize is to make something the best it can be.
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.
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.