Utilize meaning

yo͝otl-īz
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.

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To put to use, especially to make profitable or effective use of.

An approach to the problem that utilizes the latest research; how plants utilize nutrients to produce seeds.

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To put to use; make practical or profitable use of.
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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.
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(American) Alternative spelling of utilise.
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Origin of utilize

  • French utiliser from Italian utilizzare from utile useful from Latin ūtilis from ūtī to use

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition