utilize

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • utilise (non-Oxford British spelling)

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈjuːtɨlaɪz/
  • (file)

VerbEdit

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

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Further readingEdit

  • 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.

PortugueseEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): (Brazil) /u.t͡ʃiˈli.zi/, [u.t͡ʃiˈli.zi]
  • IPA(key): (Portugal) /u.tiˈli.zɨ/, [u.tiˈli.zɨ]

  • Hyphenation: u‧ti‧li‧ze

VerbEdit

utilize

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of utilizar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of utilizar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of utilizar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of utilizar