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Put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose.  Synonyms: apply, employ, use, utilize.  "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"

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"Utilise" Quotes from Famous Books

... might be so; and he begged us to keep the thing a profound secret, because, as he said, if it got about that we were going to utilise this hill to such an extent, the enemy would probably send out and have it removed, or ...
— The Idler Magazine, Volume III, June 1893 - An Illustrated Monthly • Various

... the great development which Britain has made as a manufacturing and trading nation lies in the fact that Britain was the first nation to utilise on a large scale the power of steam as a help to manufacture and trade. The steam-engine was a British invention. The first railways were built in Britain. The first steamship to cross the Atlantic was a British enterprise. A second reason lies ...
— Up To Date Business - Home Study Circle Library Series (Volume II.) • Various

... great trading centres, where the tendency is for the people who can afford it to leave the towns and to live in the suburbs. Thus many chapels have become almost deserted. The Conference decided that the best method of filling these chapels would be to utilise them as Mission halls, for aggressive evangelistic and social effort; which has been done with surprising success in Manchester, Leeds, Hull, Birmingham, and many other large towns. In Manchester there are from ten to twelve thousand people ...
— Great Britain and Her Queen • Anne E. Keeling

... the district for many days, Forrest determined to utilise the remainder of the time at his disposal by examining the country as far to the eastward as his resources would permit. It was now clear that the story of the white men's remains had originated ...
— The Explorers of Australia and their Life-work • Ernest Favenc

... reading American writing without a thought that it is other than English writing, it is hardly strange that American forms of speech creep daily more and more largely into the English tongue. What is really strange is that the educational authorities have been prepared to accept and to utilise in English schools many American educational books carrying American forms of speech ...
— The Twentieth Century American - Being a Comparative Study of the Peoples of the Two Great - Anglo-Saxon Nations • H. Perry Robinson

Words linked to "Utilise" :   reprocess, exercise, fall back, utilisation, address, devote, tap, recur, reuse, go for, put, pull out all the stops, misuse, implement, exert, resort, overuse, consecrate, work, ply, utility, use, exploit, assign, give, cannibalize, commit, take, share, overdrive, strain, play, extend, practice, waste, hold, enjoy, put to work, cannibalise, avail, dedicate, misapply, apply, recycle

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