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Definition of utilize verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

utilize

 verb
(British English also -ise) verb
BrE BrE//ˈjuːtəlaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈjuːtəlaɪz//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they utilize
BrE BrE//ˈjuːtəlaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈjuːtəlaɪz//
 
he / she / it utilizes
BrE BrE//ˈjuːtəlaɪzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈjuːtəlaɪzɪz//
 
past simple utilized
BrE BrE//ˈjuːtəlaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈjuːtəlaɪzd//
 
past participle utilized
BrE BrE//ˈjuːtəlaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈjuːtəlaɪzd//
 
-ing form utilizing
BrE BrE//ˈjuːtəlaɪzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈjuːtəlaɪzɪŋ//
 
 
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utilize something (as something) (formal) to use something, especially for a practical purpose synonym make use of 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. Word Origin early 19th cent.: from French utiliser, from Italian utilizzare, from utile via Old French from Latin utilis, from uti ‘to use’.Extra examples Concrete had long been utilized as a bonding and covering material. The new computer system is not being fully utilized yet. an oil commonly utilized in aromatherapy
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