U"til*ize (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Utilized (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Utilizing (?).] [Cf. F. utiliser.]

To make useful; to turn to profitable account or use; to make use of; as, to utilize the whole power of a machine; to utilize one's opportunities.

In former ages, the mile-long corridors, with their numerous alcoves, might have been utilized as . . . dungeons. Hawthorne.


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