utilize

[ yoot-l-ahyz ]
/ ˈyut lˌaɪz /

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.
Also especially British, u·ti·lise.

Origin of utilize

1800–10; < French utiliser, equivalent to utile useful (see utile) + -iser -ize

Related forms

Can be confused

use usage utilize (see usage note at usage) (see synonym study at use)
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British Dictionary definitions for utilizes

utilize

utilise

/ (ˈjuːtɪˌlaɪz) /

verb

(tr) to make practical or worthwhile use of

Derived Forms

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