verb (used with object), u·ti·lized, u·ti·liz·ing.
Examples from the Web for utilise
I may say that, with the aid of Dr. Mahomed, I am endeavouring to utilise this process to elicit the physiognomy of disease.Inquiries into Human Faculty and Its Development|Francis Galton
The Duke of Norfolk's house, with the outbuildings, stables and farmyard, were the materials which the governors had to utilise.Memorials of Old London|Various
The cupboard to which Miss Trim had been sent was an angular one, let into the wall to utilise a crooked corner.The Red Man's Revenge|R.M. Ballantyne
Oh, if he could only utilise such strength in a more worthy cause, how much might be accomplished.The Chief of the Ranges|H. A. Cody
The best thing we can do is to utilise the Tunnel, pour into France, and stay there!
British Dictionary definitions for utilise
Word Origin and History for utilise
1807, from French utiliser, from Italian utilizzare, from utile "usable," from Latin utilis "usable," from uti (see use (v.)).
Utilize is fast antiquating improve, in the sense of 'turn to account.' [Fitzedward Hall, "Modern English," 1873]