utilize

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • utilise (non-Oxford British spelling)

Etymology[edit]

From French utiliser, from Italian utilizzare, from utile (useful), from Latin ūtilis, from ūtī (use).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

utilize (third-person singular simple present utilizes, present participle utilizing, simple past and past participle utilized)

  1. (US, Canada, Oxford British English) Alternative spelling of utilise

Usage notes[edit]

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Further reading[edit]

  • Sir Ernest Gowers: The Complete Plain Words. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1965.
  • Eric Partridge: Usage and Abusage: A Guide to Good English. England, Penguin Books, 1973.
  • John E. Kahn (ed): The Right Word at the Right Time. London, Readers Digest, 1985.
  • Pam Peters: The Cambridge Australian English Style Guide. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1995.

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

utilize

  1. First-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of utilizar
  2. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present subjunctive of utilizar
  3. Third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of utilizar
  4. Third-person singular (você) negative imperative of utilizar