utilize-v; 1 Senses

Sense Number 1: put to use for practical or profitable purpose

NOTE: Includes all financial senses as well as non-financial senses.

He was able to utilize many of your ideas in his speech.
Are you utilizing your free time wisely?
The teachers were unable to utilize the new computers.
They will utilize the recycled plastic to make new bottles.
We utilized our French extensively while traveling in Europe.

VerbNet: NP
FrameNet: Using
PropBank: utilize.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2