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English verb: utilize

1. utilize (consumption) put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose


SamplesUse 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.


ExamplesThey utilize the animals


Synonymsapply, employ, use, utilise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody.
Somebody ----s something PP.
Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE


Narrower (hyponym)address, assign, avail, cannibalise, cannibalize, commit, consecrate, dedicate, devote, enjoy, exercise, exert, exploit, exploit, extend, fall back, give, implement, misapply, misuse, overdrive, overuse, play, play, ply, pull out all the stops, put, put to work, recur, recycle, reprocess, resort, reuse, share, strain, take, tap, waste, work, work


Causeapply, go for, hold


Verb groupapply, practice, use

2. utilize (change) convert (from an investment trust to a unit trust)


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)change, commute, convert, exchange









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