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utilize

verb [T]  /ˈju·t̬əlˌɑɪz/ us  
to make use of something: The library’s great collection allowed me to utilize many rare sources.
Translations of “utilize”
in Korean 활용하다, 이용하다…
in Arabic يَستَخدِم…
in French utiliser…
in Turkish yararlanmak, faydalanmak…
in Italian utilizzare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使用, 利用, 應用…
in Russian использовать…
in Polish wykorzystywać…
in Spanish utilizar…
in Portuguese utilizar, fazer uso de…
in German verwenden…
in Catalan utilitzar, aprofitar…
in Japanese ~を利用する…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使用, 利用, 应用…
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