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utilize

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verb uti·lize \ˈyü-tə-ˌlīz\

Simple Definition of utilize

  • : to use (something) for a particular purpose

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of utilize

utilized

utilizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make use of :  turn to practical use or account <I'm a great person for utilizing waste power — Robert Frost>

utilizable

play \-ˌlī-zə-bəl\ adjective

utilization

play \ˌyü-tə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

utilizer

play \ˈyü-tə-ˌlī-zər\ noun

Examples of utilize in a sentence

  1. Many of the library's resources are not utilized by townspeople.

  2. <we must utilize all the tools at our disposal>



Origin and Etymology of utilize

French utiliser, from utile


First Known Use: 1807

Synonym Discussion of utilize

use, employ, utilize mean to put into service especially to attain an end. use implies availing oneself of something as a means or instrument to an end <willing to use any means to achieve her ends>. employ suggests the use of a person or thing that is available but idle, inactive, or disengaged <looking for better ways to employ their skills>. utilize may suggest the discovery of a new, profitable, or practical use for something <an old wooden bucket utilized as a planter>.

UTILIZE Defined for Kids

utilize

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verb uti·lize \ˈyü-tə-ˌlīz\

Definition of utilize for Students

utilized

utilizing

  1. :  to make use of especially for a certain job <We had to utilize our navigation skills to find our way.>





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