What does the word utilize mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Utilization.

  • Part of speech: verb transitive

  • To make useful.

Usage examples for utilize

  1. The Prime Minister, a few days after I spoke, in answer to a question told me that the Government were considering at that moment how best to utilize these Volunteers. – John Redmond's Last Years by Stephen Gwynn
  2. The Ambassador had notified his wife yesterday that his diplomatic work was now finished, but that he would utilize his presence in North Germany in looking after the Stahlberg works. – The Sign of Flame by E. Werner
  3. I have tried to do good in this world, and it is marvelous in how many different ways I have done good, and it is comfortable to reflect- now, there's Mr. Rogers- just out of the affection I bear that man many a time I have given him points in finance that he had never thought of- and if he could lay aside envy, prejudice, and superstition, and utilize those ideas in his business, it would make a difference in his bank- account. – Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009