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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 uti·lize /ˈjutḷˌaɪz/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 U·til·ize v. t. [imp. & p. p. Utilized p. pr. & vb. n. Utilizing ]  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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: put into service; make work or employ (something) for a
           particular purpose or for its inherent or natural
           purpose; "use your head!"; "we only use Spanish at
           home"; "I can't make use of this tool"; "Apply a
           magnetic field here"; "This thinking was applied to many
           projects"; "How do you utilize this tool?"; "I apply
           this rule to get good results"; "use the plastic bags to
           store the food"; "He doesn't know how to use a computer"
           [syn: use, utilise, apply, employ]
      2: convert (from an investment trust to a unit trust)