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utilize

[ yoot-l-ahyz ]
/ 藞yut l藢a瑟z /
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verb (used with object), u路ti路lized, u路ti路liz路ing.
to put to use; turn to profitable account: to utilize a stream to power a mill.
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Origin of utilize

First recorded in 1800鈥10; from French utiliser, equivalent to utile 鈥渦seful鈥 (see utile) + -iser-ize

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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH utilize

use, utilize
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To utilize something is to put it to use or turn it to profitable account. How is utilize different from use? Learn more on Thesaurus.com.

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British Dictionary definitions for utilize

utilize

utilise

/ (藞ju藧t瑟藢la瑟z) /

verb
(tr) to make practical or worthwhile use of

Derived forms of utilize

utilizable or utilisable, adjectiveutilization or utilisation, nounutilizer or utiliser, noun
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