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"utilize" in British English

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utilizeverb [T]

formal (UK usually utilise) uk   /ˈjuː.tɪ.laɪz/  us   /-t̬əl.aɪz/
utilizable
adjective (UK usually utilisable) uk   /ˈjuː.tɪ.laɪ.zə.bl̩/  us   /-t̬əl.aɪ-/
utilization
noun [U] (UK usually utilisation) uk   /ˌjuː.tɪ.laɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/  us   /-t̬əl.ɪ-/
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 ​greatcollectionallowed me to utilize many ​raresources.
(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   us   /ˈjuːtɪlaɪz/
to use something in an ​effective way: The ​investmentstrategy is utilized by ​experiencedmultinationals.
utilizable
adjective (UK also utilisable) /ˈjuːtɪlaɪzəbl̩/  us /-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…
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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