Definitions for: Utilize


[v] convert (from an investment trust to a unit trust)
[v] put into service; make work or employ (something) for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose; "use your head!"; "we only use Spanish at home"; "I can't make use of this tool"; "Apply a magnetic field here"; "This thinking was applied to many projects"; "How do you utilize this tool?"; "I apply this rule to get good results"; "use the plastic bags to store the food"; "He doesn't know how to use a computer"



Webster (1913) Definition: U"til*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Utilized; p. pr. &
vb. n. Utilizing.] [Cf. F. utiliser.]
To make useful; to turn to profitable account or use; to make
use of; as, to utilize the whole power of a machine; to
utilize one's opportunities.

In former ages, the mile-long corridors, with their
numerous alcoves, might have been utilized as . . .
dungeons. --Hawthorne.

Synonyms: apply, employ, use, utilise

See Also: address, assign, avail, cannibalise, cannibalize, change, commit, commute, consecrate, convert, dedicate, devote, enjoy, exchange, exercise, exert, exploit, extend, fall back, give, go for, hold, implement, misapply, misuse, overdrive, overuse, play, ply, pull out all the stops, put, put to work, recur, recycle, reprocess, resort, reuse, share, strain, take, tap, waste, work

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