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utilize

u·til·ize

utilize

 
 
pronunciation:
yu t laIz
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: utilized, utilizes, utilizing
definition: to put to a particular use; use.
The poet utilizes metaphor to make the images in the poem more vivid.His mother wishes he would utilize his brain in connection with his school work rather than video games.
synonyms:
apply, employ, use
similar words:
avail oneself of, bestow, bring into play, capitalize on, exercise, exploit, occupy, practice, take advantage of
derivations: utilizable (adj.), utilization (n.), utilizer (n.)