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Definition of "utilise" []

  • To make practical or worthwhile use of (verb)
  • To make useful, to find a practical use for. (verb)

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  • To make use of; to use. (verb)
  • To make best use of; to use to its fullest extent, potential, or ability. (verb)

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Use "utilise" in a sentence
  • "Development must be integrated and sustainable, that is to say utilise our resources to satisfy present needs without compromising the needs of future generations."
  • "The inordinate jealousy Italians have of foreigners, and their fear lest they should "utilise" Italy, and carry away all her wealth with them, has been the source of innumerable mistakes."
  • "When you use 'utilise' you're telling me that you're throwing flowers at a bad idea in the hope that I will go 'ooh, nice flowers' instead of 'ooh, bad idea'."