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utilize

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of utilize

  1. to put into action or service we must utilize all the tools at our disposal Synonyms of utilize apply, employ, exercise, exploit, harness, operate, useWords Related to utilize handle, manipulate, wield; direct, run, work; cannibalize, recycle, reuseNear Antonyms of utilize ignore, neglect; misapply, misuse

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


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