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"utilize" in British English

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utilizeverb [T]

formal UK usually utilise uk   /ˈjuː.təl.aɪz/ us   /ˈjuː.t̬əl.aɪz/
utilizable
adjective UK usually utilisable uk   /ˈjuː.təl.aɪ.zə.bəl/ us   /ˈjuː.t̬əl.aɪ.zə.bəl/
utilization
noun [U] UK usually utilisation uk   /ˌjuː.tɪ.laɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ us   /ˌjuː.t̬əl.əˈzeɪ.ʃən/
Sensible utilization of the world's resources is a priority.
(Definition of utilize from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"utilize" in American English

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utilizeverb [T]

us   /ˈju·t̬əlˌɑɪz/
to make use of something: The library’s great collection allowed me to utilize many rare sources.
(Definition of utilize from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"utilize" in Business English

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utilizeverb [T]

UK also utilise uk   /ˈjuːtɪlaɪz/ us  
to use something in an effective way: The investment strategy is utilized by experienced multinationals.
utilizable
adjective UK also utilisable /ˈjuːtɪlaɪzəbl̩/ /-ṱəlaɪ-/
utilizable resources
(Definition of utilize from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “utilize”
in Korean 활용하다, 이용하다…
in Arabic يَستَخدِم…
in Malaysian menggunakan…
in French utiliser…
in Russian использовать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使用, 利用, 應用…
in Italian utilizzare…
in Turkish yararlanmak, faydalanmak…
in Polish wykorzystywać…
in Spanish utilizar, aprovechar…
in Vietnamese sử dụng, tận dụng…
in Portuguese utilizar, fazer uso de…
in Thai ใช้ประโยชน์…
in German verwenden…
in Catalan utilitzar, aprofitar…
in Japanese ~を利用する…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使用, 利用, 应用…
in Indonesian menggunakan…
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“utilize” in British English

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