[ yoot-l-ahyz ]
/ ˈyut lˌaɪz /
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verb (used with object), u·ti·lized, u·ti·liz·ing.
to put to use; turn to profitable account: to utilize a stream to power a mill.
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Also especially British, u·ti·lise .
Origin of utilize
OTHER WORDS FROM utilize
u·ti·liz·a·ble, adjectiveu·ti·li·za·tion [yoot-l-ahy-zey-shuhn], /ˌyut l aɪˈzeɪ ʃən/, nounu·ti·liz·er, nounhalf·-u·til·ized, adjective
non·u·til·ized, adjectiveo·ver·u·ti·lize, verb (used with object), o·ver·u·ti·lized, o·ver·u·ti·liz·ing.pre·u·ti·liz·a·ble, adjectivepre·u·ti·lize, verb (used with object), pre·u·ti·lized, pre·u·ti·liz·ing.qua·si-u·ti·lized, adjectivere·u·ti·lize, verb (used with object), re·u·ti·lized, re·u·ti·liz·ing.un·der·u·ti·lized, adjectiveun·u·ti·liz·a·ble, adjectiveun·u·ti·lized, adjectivewell-u·ti·lized, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH utilizeuse, utilize
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How to use utilize in a sentence
Still he deserves the full credit of utilising it in ways which were highly ingenious and bold.Heroes of the Telegraph|J. Munro
Further, Lismahago is a bolder and a much less caricatured utilising of the "national" resource than Morgan.The English Novel|George Saintsbury
Indeed, great circumspection is requisite in utilising the information which the marks provide.Sharps and Flats|John Nevil Maskelyne
The lynx especially is adept at utilising cover, however slight.Unexplored Spain|Abel Chapman
This defect was to be corrected in later models by utilising data gathered in future experiments under varied conditions.A History of Aeronautics|E. Charles Vivian
British Dictionary definitions for utilize
/ (ˈjuːtɪˌlaɪz) /
(tr) to make practical or worthwhile use of
Derived forms of utilizeutilizable or utilisable, adjectiveutilization or utilisation, nounutilizer or utiliser, noun
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