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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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  1. inflection of optimizar:
    1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative