Definition of “utilize” - English Dictionary

“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:

utilizable
adjective UK also utilisable /ˈjuːtɪlaɪzəbl̩/ /-ṱəlaɪ-/

utilizable resources

(Definition of “utilize” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)