Definition of utilize in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈjuːtɪlʌɪz
(also utilise)


[with object]



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  • The BBC's unequalled wealth of audio resources present directly and easily utilisable products for mobile operators.
  • Minister Smith said the area of land under organic production in Ireland is about 30,000 hectares, just under 1% of the total utilisable agricultural area.
  • With exercise, stores of carbohydrates in muscles and the liver are used rapidly, and carbohydrates are necessary to maintain level of these body stores of readily utilizable fuel.


Pronunciation: /-ˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
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  • This is why the administration and utilisation of land is a very important undertaking and needs to be treated as such.
  • They not only formulate the research, they also take it through to application and utilization.
  • Throughout his work, however, his overriding goal was the practical utilisation of science.


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  • Mental health treatment could potentially benefit patients (by reducing their need for medical services) and managed care companies by reducing the costs of care for those who are high utilizers.
  • Researchers have found that high utilizers who receive mental health services subsequently average fewer medical visits than do comparison groups that receive no mental health treatment.
  • Those who had individual therapy began as the most frequent utilizers of health care in time one and remained the highest.


early 19th century: from French utiliser, from Italian utilizzare, from utile (see utile1).

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