verb (used with object), u·ti·lized, u·ti·liz·ing.
- utility room,
- utility truck,
- utility wear,
- utility, public,
- utmost good faith,
Origin of utilize
Examples from the Web for utilises
But hesitating as appears Bergeret, he utilises his wife's treachery as a springboard from which to fly his miserable household.Egoists|James Huneker
Little knew Shakespeare of man's perfect power of motion which utilises all energy!James Watt|Andrew Carnegie
Whether the bannik ever utilises the opportunity thus offered him of enjoying a comfortable scrub, tradition does not say.The Romance of the Woods|F. J. Whishaw
The Indian swift, however, utilises all manner of material by way of economising its saliva.Birds of the Plains|Douglas Dewar
It does not appear to construct burrows, but utilises those of Mice.Animal Life of the British Isles|Edward Step
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]