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It is not enough to maximize wealth; we must strive to maximize utilities.

They try to maximize their benefits at any cost, as long as it is a cost to others.

WORD ORIGIN

1802, formed in English from maximum + -ize; first attested in Bentham, who used it often. Related: Maximized; maximizing.

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