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English definition of “utilize”

utilize

verb [T] formal ( also UK -ise)
 
 
/ˈjuːtɪlaɪz/
to use something in an effective way: The vitamins come in a form that is easily utilized by the body.Using and misusing
(Definition of utilize from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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