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u·til·ize

 (yo͞ot′l-īz′)
tr.v. u·til·ized, u·til·iz·ing, u·til·iz·es
To put to use, especially to make profitable or effective use of: an approach to the problem that utilizes the latest research; how plants utilize nutrients to produce seeds.

[French utiliser, from Italian utilizzare, from utile, useful, from Latin ūtilis, from ūtī, to use.]

u′til·iz′a·ble adj.
u′til·i·za′tion (-ĭ-zā′shən) n.
u′til·iz′er n.

utilize

(ˈjuːtɪˌlaɪz) or

utilise

vb
(tr) to make practical or worthwhile use of
ˈutiˌlizable, ˈutiˌlisable adj
ˌutiliˈzation, ˌutiliˈsation n
ˈutiˌlizer, ˈutiˌliser n

u•ti•lize

(ˈyut lˌaɪz)

v.t. -lized, -liz•ing.
to put to use; turn to profitable or practical account.
[1800–10; < French utiliser, derivative of utile useful]
u`ti•li•za′tion, n.
u′ti•liz`er, n.
syn: See use.

utilize


Past participle: utilized
Gerund: utilizing

Imperative
utilize
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Present
I utilize
you utilize
he/she/it utilizes
we utilize
you utilize
they utilize
Preterite
I utilized
you utilized
he/she/it utilized
we utilized
you utilized
they utilized
Present Continuous
I am utilizing
you are utilizing
he/she/it is utilizing
we are utilizing
you are utilizing
they are utilizing
Present Perfect
I have utilized
you have utilized
he/she/it has utilized
we have utilized
you have utilized
they have utilized
Past Continuous
I was utilizing
you were utilizing
he/she/it was utilizing
we were utilizing
you were utilizing
they were utilizing
Past Perfect
I had utilized
you had utilized
he/she/it had utilized
we had utilized
you had utilized
they had utilized
Future
I will utilize
you will utilize
he/she/it will utilize
we will utilize
you will utilize
they will utilize
Future Perfect
I will have utilized
you will have utilized
he/she/it will have utilized
we will have utilized
you will have utilized
they will have utilized
Future Continuous
I will be utilizing
you will be utilizing
he/she/it will be utilizing
we will be utilizing
you will be utilizing
they will be utilizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been utilizing
you have been utilizing
he/she/it has been utilizing
we have been utilizing
you have been utilizing
they have been utilizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been utilizing
you will have been utilizing
he/she/it will have been utilizing
we will have been utilizing
you will have been utilizing
they will have been utilizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been utilizing
you had been utilizing
he/she/it had been utilizing
we had been utilizing
you had been utilizing
they had been utilizing
Conditional
I would utilize
you would utilize
he/she/it would utilize
we would utilize
you would utilize
they would utilize
Past Conditional
I would have utilized
you would have utilized
he/she/it would have utilized
we would have utilized
you would have utilized
they would have utilized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.utilize - put into serviceutilize - put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose; "use your head!"; "we only use Spanish at home"; "I can't use 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"
dedicate, devote, commit, consecrate, give - give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause; "She committed herself to the work of God"; "give one's talents to a good cause"; "consecrate your life to the church"
play - employ in a game or in a specific position; "They played him on first base"
play - use or move; "I had to play my queen"
pull out all the stops - use all resources available; "The organizers pulled out all the stops for the centennial meeting"
put, assign - attribute or give; "She put too much emphasis on her the last statement"; "He put all his efforts into this job"; "The teacher put an interesting twist to the interpretation of the story"
ply - use diligently; "ply your wits!"
address - address or apply oneself to something, direct one's efforts towards something, such as a question
waste - use inefficiently or inappropriately; "waste heat"; "waste a joke on an unappreciative audience"
misapply, misuse - apply to a wrong thing or person; apply badly or incorrectly; "The words are misapplied in this context"; "You are misapplying the name of this religious group"
avail - use to one's advantage; "He availed himself of the available resources"
overuse, overdrive - make use of too often or too extensively
cannibalise, cannibalize - use parts of something to repair something else
reprocess, reuse, recycle - use again after processing; "We must recycle the cardboard boxes"
exploit, work - use or manipulate to one's advantage; "He exploit the new taxation system"; "She knows how to work the system"; "he works his parents for sympathy"
exploit, tap - draw from; make good use of; "we must exploit the resources we are given wisely"
strain, extend - use to the utmost; exert vigorously or to full capacity; "He really extended himself when he climbed Kilimanjaro"; "Don't strain your mind too much"
exercise, exert - put to use; "exert one's power or influence"
enjoy - have benefit from; "enjoy privileges"
take - travel or go by means of a certain kind of transportation, or a certain route; "He takes the bus to work"; "She takes Route 1 to Newark"
share - use jointly or in common
put to work, work - cause to work; "he is working his servants hard"
implement - apply in a manner consistent with its purpose or design; "implement a procedure"
practice, use, apply - avail oneself to; "apply a principle"; "practice a religion"; "use care when going down the stairs"; "use your common sense"; "practice non-violent resistance"
resort, recur, fall back - have recourse to; "The government resorted to rationing meat"
2.utilize - convert (from an investment trust to a unit trust)
exchange, convert, commute, change - exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category; "Could you convert my dollars into pounds?"; "He changed his name"; "convert centimeters into inches"; "convert holdings into shares"

utilize

verb use, employ, deploy, take advantage of, resort to, make the most of, make use of, put to use, bring into play, have recourse to, avail yourself of, turn to account Sound engineers utilize a range of techniques.

utilize

verb
Translations
použít
anvende
hasznosít
nÿta, nota
izlietot
kullanmakyararlanmak

utilize

[ˈjuːtɪlaɪz] VTutilizar, aprovecharse de

utilize

[ˈjuːtɪlaɪz] utilise (British) vt [+ technique, object] → utiliser; [+ skills, resources] → exploiter

utilize

vtverwenden; situation, time(be)nutzen; (= take advantage of) opportunity, talentnutzen; (= make sth new) wastepaper, old wool etcverwerten

utilize

[ˈjuːtɪˌlaɪz] vt (frm) (facilities, resources) → utilizzare; (talent, opportunity) → sfruttare

utilize,

utilise

(ˈjuːtilaiz) verb
to find a useful purpose for (something). The extra money is being utilized to buy books for the school library.
ˌutiliˈzation, ˌutiliˈsation noun

utilize

vt utilizar
References in classic literature ?
And as that miracle hadn't become necessary then, I thought it might be a good idea to utilize the plant now.
There is a tendency to utilize underground space for the less ornamental purposes of civilization; there is the Metropolitan Railway in London, for instance, there are new electric railways, there are subways, there are underground workrooms and restaurants, and they increase and multiply.
Hence his ability to pick out the right men and utilize combined energy.
As I stood for a moment looking at the gruesome havoc Woola had wrought, there recurred to me the memory of that other occasion upon which I had masqueraded in the wig, diadem, and harness of Sator Throg, the Holy Thern whom Thuvia of Ptarth had slain, and now it occurred to me that it might prove of worth to utilize Lakor's trappings for the same purpose.
We can utilize the morrow in recovering the chest, Professor," suggested Mr.
That he might utilize this opportunity to the good of Helium scarce sufficed to outweigh the chagrin he felt that he was not fighting in the open at the head of his own loyal troops.
Against this possibility I urged him to hasten the building of a fleet of small sailing-vessels, which we might utilize should I find it impossible to entice Hooja's horde to the mainland.
Slowly he advanced toward the exit he had chosen to utilize in making his way from the temple.
Now Sheeta, the panther, was one of whom Tarzan was exceptionally glad to fall in with, for he had it in mind not only to utilize the great cat's strong gut for his bow, but also to fashion a new quiver and loin-cloth from pieces of his hide.
For years my father has been interested in an endeavor to solve the mystery of life--that he would ever attempt to utilize the secret should he have been so fortunate as to discover it had never occurred to me.
He had never before seen such an institution, but he was quick to see its virtues and to utilize it.
Already the projectile's conical top was sensibly turned toward the lunar disc, presented in such a way as to utilize the whole of the recoil produced by the pressure of the rocket apparatus.