Utilize

  • 1 Utilize — U til*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Utilized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Utilizing}.] [Cf. F. utiliser.] To make useful; to turn to profitable account or use; to make use of; as, to utilize the whole power of a machine; to utilize one s opportunities. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 utilize — index adopt, apply (put in practice), capitalize (seize the chance), consume, employ (make use of), exercise ( …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 utilize — u‧til‧ize [ˈjuːtlaɪz] also utilise verb [transitive] to use something effectively: • The offices have a heating system that utilizes solar energy. utilization noun [uncountable] : • the full utilization of the oil pipeline …

    Financial and business terms

  • 4 utilize — 1807, from Fr. utiliser, from It. utilizzare, from utile usable, from L. utilis usable, from uti (see USE (Cf. use) (v.)). Utilize is fast antiquating improve, in the sense of turn to account. [Fitzedward Hall, Modern English, 1873] …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 utilize — This 19c loanword has led a precarious life for a century and a half beside the much older word use (13c). In many contexts use is adequate and preferable, but a case can be made out for utilize when the emphasis is on practicality and effective… …

    Modern English usage

  • 6 utilize — (Amer.) u·ti·lize || juːtlaɪ / tɪl v. put to practical use; take advantage of (also utilise) …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 7 utilize — *use, employ, apply, avail Analogous words: *benefit, profit: *handle, manipulate, ply, wield: forward, further, promote, *advance …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 utilize — [v] make use of advance, apply, appropriate, avail oneself of, bestow, employ, exercise, exploit, forward, further, handle, have recourse to, profit by, promote, put to use, resort to, take advantage of, turn to account, use; concept 225 …

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  • 9 utilize — (also utilise) ► VERB ▪ make practical and effective use of. DERIVATIVES utilizable adjective utilization noun. ORIGIN French utiliser, from Latin uti to use …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 utilize — [yo͞ot′ l īz΄] vt. utilized, utilizing [Fr utiliser: see UTILE & IZE] to put to use; make practical or profitable use of SYN. USE utilizable adj. utilization n. utilizer n …

    English World dictionary

  • 11 utilize */ — UK [ˈjuːtɪlaɪz] / US [ˈjut(ə)lˌaɪz] verb [transitive] Word forms utilize : present tense I/you/we/they utilize he/she/it utilizes present participle utilizing past tense utilized past participle utilized formal to use something This room is… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 utilize — v. 1) to utilize fully 2) (D; tr.) to utilize for * * * [ juːtɪlaɪz] (D;tr.) to utilizefor to utilizefully …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13 utilize — [[t]ju͟ːtɪlaɪz[/t]] utilizes, utilizing, utilized VERB If you utilize something, you use it. [FORMAL] [V n] Sound engineers utilize a range of techniques to enhance the quality of the recordings... [V n] Minerals can be absorbed and utilized by… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 utilize — utilizable, adj. utilization, n. utilizer, n. /yooht l uyz /, v.t., utilized, utilizing. to put to use; turn to profitable account: to utilize a stream to power a mill. Also, esp. Brit., utilise. [1800 10; < F utiliser, equiv. to utile usef …

    Universalium

  • 15 utilize — (BrE also ise) verb ADVERB ▪ commonly, extensively, widely ▪ an oil commonly utilized in aromatherapy ▪ frequently, often ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 16 utilize — u|til|ize also utilise BrE [ˈju:tılaız] v [T] [Date: 1800 1900; : French; Origin: utiliser, from utile useful ] formal to use something for a particular purpose ▪ We must consider how best to utilize what resources we have. >utilizable adj… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 utilize — u|til|ize [ jutl,aız ] verb transitive FORMAL * to use something: This room is mainly utilized for training purposes. What criteria do you utilize in selecting employees? ╾ u|til|i|za|tion [ ,jutlı zeıʃn ] noun uncount …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 utilize —  , use.  Utilize is the preferred term for making use of something that wasn’t intended for the purpose ( He utilized a coat hanger to repair the car ) or for extracting maximum value ( The farmers utilized every square inch of the hillside ). In …

    Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • 19 utilize —    In its strictest sense, utilize means to make the best use of something that wasn t intended for the job ( He utilized a coat hanger to repair his automobile ). It can be legitimately extended to mean making the most practical use of something …

    Dictionary of troublesome word

  • 20 utilize — or utilise verb make practical and effective use of: he was determined to utilize the new technology. Derivatives utilizable adjective utilization noun utilizer noun Origin C19: from Fr. utiliser, from Ital. utilizzare, from utile (see utile1) …

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