- To utilize is to make use of something or to find a practical purpose for something.
An example of utilize is when your college degree helps you get a job.
transitive verbu·til·ized, u·til·iz·ing, u·til·iz·es
Origin of utilizeFrench utiliser, from Italian utilizzare, from utile, useful, from Latin ūtilis, from ūtī, to use.
(third-person singular simple present utilizes, present participle utilizing, simple past and past participle utilized)
- (American) Alternative spelling of utilise.
- See usage notes at utilise.
utilize - Computer Definition
A frilly word that means to make use of something. People who want to sound smarter than they really are utilize utilize. I just use use.