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Definition of utilize verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    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 something/somebody
  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.
noun [uncountable] the utilization of resources
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