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- v. To make useful, to find a practical use for.
- v. To make use of; to use.
- v. To make best use of; to use to its fullest extent, potential, or ability.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose
From French utiliser, from Italian utilizzare, from utile ("useful"), from Latin ūtilis, from ūtī ("use"). Attested c. 1810. (Wiktionary)