Definitions for utilise

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. use, utilize, utilise, apply, employ(verb)

    put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose

    "use your head!"; "we only use Spanish at home"; "I can't use 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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. utilise(verb)ˈɪlətiz

    to use sth

    We need to utilize the resources we have.; better utilization of wind power


  1. utilise(Verb)

    To make useful, to find a practical use for.

  2. utilise(Verb)

    To make use of; to use.

  3. utilise(Verb)

    To make best use of; to use to its fullest extent, potential, or ability.

  4. utilise(Verb)

    To make do with; to use in manner different from that originally intended

Translations for utilise

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to find a useful purpose for (something)

The extra money is being utilized to buy books for the school library.

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