Definition of utilize
- I'm a great person for utilizing waste power
- —Robert Frost
Many of the library's resources are not utilized by townspeople.
we must utilize all the tools at our disposal
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First Known Use: 1807See Words from the same year
: to use (something) for a particular purpose
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