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(British English also utilise)(formal)
- utilize something (as something)
to use something, especially for a practical purpose synonym make use of 使用；利用；运用；应用
The Romans were the first to utilize concrete as a building material. 罗马人首先使用混凝土作建筑材料。 The resources at our disposal could have been better utilized. 我们所掌握的资源本来可以利用得更好。 Vitamin C helps the body utilize the iron present in your body. 维生素C有助于身体利用体内的铁。
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Concrete had long been utilized as a bonding and covering material. 混凝土长期以来一直用作粘合和覆盖材料。 The new computer system is not being fully utilized yet. 新的计算机系统还没有充分利用。 an oil commonly utilized in aromatherapy 芳香疗法中常用的一种油
Word Originearly 19th cent.: from French utiliser, from Italian utilizzare, from utile via Old French from Latin utilis, from uti ‘to use’.