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English definition of “utilize”

utilize

verb [T] formal (UK usually utilise)     /ˈjuː.tɪ.laɪz/ US  /-t̬əl.aɪz/
to use something in an effective way: The vitamins come in a form that is easily utilized by the body .Using and misusing utilizable (UK usually utilisable)     /ˈjuː.tɪ.laɪ.zə.bl̩/ US  /-t̬əl.aɪ-/ adjective utilization (UK usually utilisation)     /ˌjuː.tɪ.laɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ US  /-t̬əl.ɪ-/ noun [U] Sensible utilization of the world's resources is a priority .Using and misusing
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