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Definition of the verb utilize

What does utilize mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: utilized | utilizing | utilizes

  1. put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose
    • examples: How do you utilize this tool? | They utilize the animals
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] [Adverb]I used the money well
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] [Predicate, variable control with infinitive]I used the cupboard to store food
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] for [Predicate]I spent the money for my training

      Use Verbs (with the same syntax): apply, employ, use.

    • lexical domain: Consumption - verbs of eating and drinking
    • alternative spelling: utilise
    • synonyms of utilize: apply / employ / use
    • more specific terms:
    • cause: apply / go for / hold
  2. convert (from an investment trust to a unit trust)
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic words: change / commute / convert / exchange = exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category


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Google previewAuthentic Metaphysics in an Age of Unreality, Second Edition (2007)

by Leo Sweeney, William J. Carroll, John J. Furlong

Undoubtedly there are many ways of achieving that aim, but the one we shall utilize is a brief excursion into the history of Greek philosophy. In the next chapter we shall watch the reactions of various Hellenic thinkers when confronted by the ...

Google previewMission Impact (2010)

Breakthrough Strategies for Nonprofits by Robert M. Sheehan, Jr.

The end result of whatever assessment process an organization decides to utilize is that by the end of this step of the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Sports Management and Marketing (2011)

by Linda E. Swayne, Mark Dodds

For example, sports venues utilize signage by advertising products and showcasing sponsors on largescreen televisions. There are an assortment of reasons why digital screens are used by companies and different industries, for instance, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Engineering (1906)

A Treatise on Boilers, Steam Engines, the Locomotive, Electricity, Machine Shop Practice, Air Brake Practice, Engineer's Catechism, Gas, Oil, Traction and Automobile Motors, Refrigeration by Calvin Franklin Swingle

try and in Europe, and while, as before stated, the main object in compounding is to utilize as much of the tremendous energy stored in the coal as it is possible to utilize, still there are other important problems to be solved in the design and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Social Psychology (2007)

by Roy F. Baumeister, Kathleen D. Vohs

First, people are more likely to utilize base rates when making repeated judgments of events with different base rates than when making a single judgment of an event with only one base rate. Making repeated judgments highlights the varying ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (2007)

by Steven G. Rogelberg

Relatedly, less experienced decision makers utilize advice to a greater extent than more experienced decision makers...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (2016)

by Steven G. Rogelberg

Relatedly, less experienced decision makers utilize advice to a greater extent than more experienced decision makers do, and decision makers utilize advice to a greater extent on complex tasks than on simple tasks. Research also indicates ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (2006)

by Stephanie Felgoise, Arthur M. Nezu, Christine M. Nezu, Mark A. Reinecke

ABA and CBT both utilize individual and group treatment research designs, although the former substantially emphasizes individual designs and the latter typically utilizes group designs (and possibly individual designs are underutilized in ...

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Usage statistics about utilize

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

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Medical Personnel in Italy Utilize MC4 Systems

Sgt. Christopher Moore, 503rd Infantry Battalion, scans patient demographics into the MC4 system at the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team aid station, Vicenza, Italy.

Photo credit: MC4 Army

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Understand Baby Sign Language : How to Utilize Sign Language at a Baby's Bedtime

Signing as a bedtime ritual can allow your child to develop a routine in this free video series that will allow you to communicate with your baby through this ...

Quotes about Utilize

We have the duty of formulating, of summarizing, and of communicating our conclusions, in intelligible form, in recognition of the right of other free minds to utilize them in making their own decisions. (Ronald Fisher)
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Scrabble value of U1T1I1L1I1Z10E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 16 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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