Definition of utilize verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    utilize

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈyut̮lˌaɪz//
     
    utilize something (as something)(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they utilize
     
    he / she / it utilizes
     
    past simple utilized
     
    -ing form utilizing
     
     
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  1. 1to use something, especially for a practical purpose synonym make use of
  2. 2 The Romans were the first to utilize concrete as a building material. The resources at our disposal could have been better utilized. Vitamin C helps the body utilize the iron present in your body.
NAmE//ˌyut̮l̩əˈzeɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable] the utilization of resources
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