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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

... during the last two wars, it has been nominally an ally of the English, the Nabob has been able to give them no real assistance whatever, and the burden of his territory has fallen on them. They took the first step when, at the beginning of the present war, they arranged with him to utilise all the resources and collect the revenues of his possessions, and to allow him an annual income for the maintenance of his state and family. This is clearly the first step towards taking the territory into their own hands, and managing its revenues, and the same will be ...
— The Tiger of Mysore - A Story of the War with Tippoo Saib • G. A. Henty

... good. Perhaps the two things were not incompatible. Hamilton had never written verses, as far as she knew. No doubt that Miss Abercrombie his father married was responsible for the poetry. If he had married another Miss Abercrombie it might have been quite different. She found it convenient to utilise a second example of the same name; some suppositions are more convenient than others. She shirked one which would have cancelled Gwen, as an impossibility. One must look ...
— When Ghost Meets Ghost • William Frend De Morgan

... Hubert, in a few words, the reason for his unexpected presence, and when the Major-General learnt the name of the distinguished personage who had sent Lord Fairholme to the barrister he expressed a ready acquiescence in the desire to utilise his services. Nor was the effect of such a notable introduction lost on Mr. Winter, whose earlier knowledge of the barrister's remarkable achievements in unravelling the tangled skein of criminal investigation was now supplemented by a certain amount ...
— The Albert Gate Mystery - Being Further Adventures of Reginald Brett, Barrister Detective • Louis Tracy

... 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 ...
— The Idler Magazine, Volume III, June 1893 - An Illustrated Monthly • Various

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

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