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Meaning of UTILIZE

Pronunciation:  'yoot`lIz

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  convert (from an investment trust to a unit trust)
  2. [v]  put into service; make work or employ (something) for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose; "use your head!"; "we only use Spanish at home"; "I can't make use of this tool"; "Apply a magnetic field here"; "This thinking was applied to many projects"; "How do you utilize this tool?"; "I apply this rule to get good results"; "use the plastic bags to store the food"; "He doesn't know how to use a computer"

UTILIZE is a 7 letter word that starts with U.


 Synonyms: apply, employ, use, utilise
 See Also: address, assign, avail, cannibalise, cannibalize, change, commit, commute, consecrate, convert, dedicate, devote, enjoy, exchange, exercise, exert, exploit, extend, fall back, give, go for, hold, implement, misapply, misuse, overdrive, overuse, play, ply, pull out all the stops, put, put to work, recur, recycle, reprocess, resort, reuse, share, strain, take, tap, waste, work



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

      In former ages, the mile-long corridors, with their
      numerous alcoves, might have been utilized as . . .
      dungeons.                                --Hawthorne.