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utilize

[ 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

First recorded in 1800–10; from French utiliser, equivalent to utile “useful” (see utile) + -iser-ize

OTHER WORDS FROM utilize

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH utilize

use, utilize
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British Dictionary definitions for utilize

utilize

utilise

/ (ˈjuːtɪˌlaɪz) /

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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